Neighborhood Anchor — BVL Sales & Service

May 3, 2010

This article appeared last month in the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce Lamppost newsletter.  It’s a great fit for this blog; haven’t  you wondered about BVL?  The article is reprinted here with permission from the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce and the author, Mandy Guzman.

Guest post:  Mandy Guzman

Mandy Guzman received her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and is now furthuring her education at the University of Chicago.  She has been teaching in a variety of capacities for the last nine years in both Spain and the Chicagoland area.  Mandy has been a Logan Square resident for the last two years.  She loves being involved in her community and spends Saturday mornings helping out at Nuestra Señora de las Américas in Logan Square.  If you’d like to contact Mandy, send her an email at brillmandy at hotmail dot-com.  


BVL Sales & Service on Milwaukee Ave.

Nineteen sixty-one was a year of many great events.  John F. Kennedy became president.  Ham the chimp rode a rocket into space.  The Peace Corps was established, West Side Story was released as a film and the future Princess Diana was born. Read the rest of this entry »


Anchor opportunities (Part II)

December 12, 2008

Opportunities in the making: Cheetah Gym

As I wrote previously in One step backwards, two steps forward on Milwaukee Avenue, Cheetah Gym is on again!

Though you can’t see it behind the covered windows, if you walk by the former Grace’s Furniture store building at 2616-2618 N. Milwaukee Avenue you can hear that demolition work has begun toward conversion of the space for a new branch of Chicago-based Cheetah Gym.

Cheetah Gym currently has three Chicago locations: Andersonville, Bucktown (actually in Wicker Park by most definitions), and Edgewater. At 32,000 square feet on six floors (including the basement), Logan Square will be the largest of the gyms.

This promises to bring daily foot traffic to this stretch of Milwaukee Avenue, however I don’t have membership numbers from other locations to quantify it. Hours haven’t yet been set, but likely will be the same as at other locations: Monday – Thursday from 5:00 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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