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goharder312

Chicago Native. Sport Enthusiast. DePaul University Graduate Student. Freelance Writer and Photographer. *Control Your Own Destiny*
goharder312 has written 8 posts for Chicago North Side News

New Direction for Wrigley means BIG Changes for Lakeview

Imagine working a ten-hour day, returning home in the early evening to flop down on the couch, and maybe catch up on some baseball. “That’s right,” you recall on the drive home, “the Cubs are playing tonight. Shoot!” The reality of having to spend an additional twenty minutes once you’ve arrived to your neighborhood just … Continue reading

How Many Millions for New Wrigley Deal?!

Finally, some official releases of what is to be expected from the upcoming, $500 million Wrigley Field/area renovations have been revealed. Yahoo! Sports reported yesterday that Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts were playing “pretend” when they ordered cranes and pullies into town to hold up a 6,000 square ft mock-up of what the new jumbotron … Continue reading

More Wrigley News: Tunney Not Budging

Tom Tunney has long championed what most Lakeview/Wrigleyville residents have in regards to the Tom Rickett’s renovation propositions, which is to say: we don’t approve, don’t do it. Cub’s fans in support of the renovation claim that Tunney’s stance on the issue is due by and large to the amounts of revenue generated by the … Continue reading

Wrigley Field Renovation Draft Revealed by Ricketts

Now that the baseball season is fully underway, much of the buzz surrounding the impending Wrigley Field renovations have died down. News that the proposed renovations had reached a final draft made major waves in early May across all major and local news outlets. Many Cubs fans, particularly the Lakeview neighborhood residents, have been skeptical … Continue reading

Caribou’s Departure Sign of New Trend in Lakeview

Owners of Caribou Coffee announced in early April that they will be closing and/or transition all Chicago store locations to other businesses or to their sister brand, Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Lakeview residents weigh in on the news, and offer insight as to what they think are the true causes. The Chicago coffee scene has … Continue reading

Lakeview Coffee Fans Not Flustered by Caribou’s Departure

The Twitter buzz around Caribou Coffee in Chicago remains the same: multiple check-ins at various locations across the city and little mention of the company’s decision to convert the large majority of their locations into Peet’s Coffee and Tea stores within the next 12-18 months. No additional news stories have been published regarding the upcoming … Continue reading

Failing Brand: Caribou Coffee

In the last two weeks, Joh. A. Benckiser, the Viennese owner/operator of Caribou and Peet’s Coffee chains announced closures of 80 Midwestern Caribou locations and an additional 88 Midwestern conversions from Caribou to Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Chicago houses 16 of the Caribou locations, two of which will be permanently closed. Fourteen Chicago stores will … Continue reading

Lakeview Changes: Wrigley and Caribou

My two main focuses are the effects the newly proposed Wrigley Field renovation deal will have on the Lakeview neighborhood, as well as the closure of four Lakeview Caribou Coffee locations. There has been plenty of reporting on the topics, coming from major outlets like the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, as well as smaller publications … Continue reading

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