Loop Tavern, 1610 W. Chicago Ave. Loop Tavern will add lights and cameras in a planned facelift. Manager Steve Kontos says at first there was interest in exposing the original facade. But even with the arrival of upscale neighbor Beatnik restaurant and Hoosier Mama Pie Co., customers argued for keeping the retro exterior cladding. Kontos pledged not to serve single beers, malt liquor or fortified wines in a plan of operation the EVA board reviewed Jan. 14. The liquor store and bar at 1610 W. Chicago Ave. plans to transfer ownership and management to the current owner's son. The board had no objection .
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Chicago's election for mayor, alderman and other city offices is Feb. 26. Instead of the monthly East Village Association meeting, the first Monday in February will be a Candidates Forum upstairs at Roots Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave. Candidates in ward and citywide races will give short statements, mingle and answer voter questions. The Feb. 4 event starts at 6:30pm. EVA is co-sponsoring with Chicago Grand Neighbors Association, Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance, Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association and West Town Neighbors Association.
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Rep. Mike Quigley speaks Jan. 7 in the monthly EVA membership meeting at the Happy Village. East Village Association membership meeting Jan. 7, 2019, at Happy Village, 1059 N. Wolcott Ave. Presiding: Michael VanDam, president Chicago Avenue, Division Street bridges Soliman Khudeira of the Chicago Department of Transportation presented tentative plans for bridge construction at the Chicago River. A wider Division Street bridge at the North Branch accommodate two lanes of traffic each way, plus a left turn lane and riverwalk. Work should start in the third quarter of 2020 and finish at the end of 2021. On Chicago Avenue, a temporary bridge will be in place next month to replace the Halsted Street viaduct now being removed. The permanent bridge will be similar to the Division Street project. Expect construction to extend from the start of 2021 till mid-2022. 311 service upgrade Nelly Benitez of The William Everett Group demonstrated the new 311 Chi mobile app, part of