Hyatt House Hotel Wins Incentive Approval, Work to Begin This Spring

By Kevin Collison Construction of a 13-story Hyatt House hotel on a parking lot at Ninth and Broadway is expected to begin this spring after...

East Crossroads Mainstay ‘Thou Mayest’ Seeking New ‘Flagship’ Location

(Editor's note, update on Thou Mayest from El Honcho Bo Nelson) Thou Mayest is at the beginning of a really exciting era. We are...

Our Daily Nada Opening in River Market, Joins Growing Cafe Scene

By Kevin Collison Our Daily Nada, the anticipated new River Market bookstore and cafe, expects to open this week, featuring the welcoming escape envisioned in...

Just in Time for Dog Days, Bar K Opening Soon on Riverfront

By Kevin Collison Brooke Laws and her pal Gatsby had been at a loss since July 22. Their favorite hangout, Bar K, had closed its West...

Building Housing Crossroad’s Favorites YJ’s, Birdies Sold

By Kevin Collison The red-brick building at the corner of the Crossroad Arts District's funkiest retail scene has been sold, leaving unclear the future of...

Sweet Scoop: Betty Rae’s Ice Cream Coming to River Market

By Kevin Collison Betty Rae's Ice Cream, an instant success when it opened in Waldo in March 2016, is opening a second location in the...

Broadway Deli Plans to Pile on the Pastrami in the Crossroads

By Kevin Collison In a match made in sandwich heaven, the soon-to-open Broadway Deli is bringing the piled-on-thick, genuine Chicago flavor of Manny's, one of...

Award-Winning Chef Michael Smith Opening New Crossroads Restaurant

By Kevin Collison Renowned Chef Michael Smith is celebrating his passion for Italian cuisine by opening a new restaurant in the Crossroads Arts District next...