East side

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A peek at the artwork inside the soon-to-open East Side Snack Boys

Published June 24, 2020

As Snack Boys prepares to open its new East Side location in the former Hotel Foster / Globe East, 2028 E. North Ave., next week, we got another peek at the colorful murals painted inside over the winter by local installation artist Kristina Rolander.

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10 photos that transport us back to Brady Street Festival, 1973

Published April 2, 2020

Especially in this moment, when we can't be together and when the weather certainly doesn't look much like what you see in these photographs, it feels like stepping back in time and outside to the Brady Street of yore for the annual Brady Street Festival.

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What to expect at Mad Chicken on the East Side

Published Jan. 15, 2020

Mad Chicken, a locally owned fast casual concept specializing in chicken tenders, wings and sandwiches, officially opened its doors to the public on Friday, Jan. 10. As for what you'll find when you go, we made a trip to the restaurant earlier this week to find out.

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Urban spelunking: Shepard Avenue posts

Published Jan. 9, 2020

Recently, reader Katie McMahon asked about the columns that appear on the corner of Shepard Avenue and Locust Street on the East Side, reminding me that like Katie and likely you and most everyone that's ever seen them, I've been curious about them.

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Mad Chicken to open this week on East Side

Published Jan. 8, 2020

It's time to put your fried chicken-eating pants on. Mad Chicken is slated to open its doors to the public on the East Side before week's end.

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Divino Wine & Dine has been sold and will close

Published Jan. 5, 2020

Divino Wine and Dine, the Italian restaurant and pizzeria at 2315 N. Murray Ave., has been sold and the restaurant will close at the end of service on Jan. 31, according to owners Dean Cannestra and Tina Conley.

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Urban spelunking: The East Side Clock Tower Building

Published Dec. 3, 2019

The Clock Tower Building, 2266 N. Prospect Ave., at the corner of Prospect and North Avenues is most assuredly an East Side landmark, visible from all directions and across generations who have gazed up at its three faces to synchronize watches or make sure a meeting wasn't missed.