Summer comings and no-goings

May 27, 2010


Opening up next to New Wave Coffee will be a toy store for the neighborhood, called Play.  Reader/commenter Carter noted the need for a toy store back in 2008.  This one certainly looks playful with the sparkly jack on its sign.

Play, Coming Soon to Logan Square

La Boulangerie

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Nothin’ Less than delightful

April 17, 2010

Nothin’ less than inviting.
Nothin’ less than comfortable.
Nothin’ less than refreshing.

That’s my first impression of Nothin’ Less, Logan Square’s newest coffee shop that quietly opened its doors on Thursday at 2642 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

The premise, near to my heart, is nothin’ less
than “around the world.”  The owner, Elena Martiniuc, is Russian, her husband Lithuanian, the baristas I’ve seen are Morrocan and American, the baked goods are Georgian and Austrian, and coffees come from the far coffee-planting corners of the earth. Read the rest of this entry »

Scene in Logan Square: Logan Square Farmers Market

June 6, 2009

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Logan Square Farmers Market opens its 2009 season on Sunday, June 7, 10:00 a.m., and continues Sundays through October, at the southeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Logan Boulevard.

In addition to the early summer produce from farms like Temple Farm Organics (click for a June coupon), Mike and Clare’s Farm, and Jake’s Country Meats, this week there will be prepared food from Vella Café, Fonda del Mar and Cook au Vin (next week Treat will also join the market).

And that’s not all, there will be soaps and cookies and yarns and pies. Read the rest of this entry »

2009 New Business of the Year

June 1, 2009

New Wave Coffee named New Business of the Year

2557 New Wave Coffee interior 013Congrats to New Wave Coffee! Just a couple of weeks ago, the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce named New Wave, with less than five months under its belt, this year’s New Business of the Year.

Zach and Susan continue to make New Wave at 2557 N. Milwaukee Avenue/3103 W. Logan Boulevard welcoming and exciting.  At times they’ve had to scramble to order tables, chairs and coffee cups to accommodate all their customers.  All our local businesses should be so lucky. Read the rest of this entry »


January 20, 2009

Not only in the White House, but even on and around Milwaukee Avenue there have been some changes. Certainly the above average snowfall this season merits an updated photo (below), though this fails to adequately capture the amount of snow we’ve received thus far.


Milwaukee Ave. North of Logan Square

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