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Shop Howard Street…. Really!

Howard Street has a few excellent restaurants (consider the Asian fusion offered by Jenny’s Gourmet at 1644 Howard; or, across the street, the Jamaican cuisine offered by Jamaican Jerk at 1631 W. Howard.) The meat patties at Caribbean Bakery at 1539 W. Howard is a staple of the neighborhood – a delicacy everyone ought to try. Go to Pete’s Grill 7557 North Paulina (along the bus terminal) and be charmed by its gracious owners, Pete and his father, Ted. You also have options for buying apparel and merchandise. Lost Era’s at 1511 W. Howard offers costume rentals as well as affordable antiques and collectibles. Howard Street presently offers many options for athletic shoes – visit them and you might be impressed, as was I, with their variety, affordability and their customer service. Also, consider shopping options in the Gateway Center, including Big Box retailer Marshalls, the GNC store in the malls southwest corner, and do your holiday shipping at the well run UPS Store in the northeast corner.
Posted by Mike G on December 11, 2012 |

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Mike has a long term relationship with Rogers Park, having lived here at various times in his life, most recently returning to the neighborhood in August, 2009. While living here as a third year law student, he remembers drunken nights at Biddy Mulligan’s and hosting a couple of memorable parties that he, hypocritically, now forbids his own tenants from having. Years later, after completing his stint as a lawyer, Mike started investing in apartment buildings in Rogers Park (and elsewhere), and soon after, did what many newly divorced real estate investors do: he moved into one of his buildings. In 1992 Mike was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group, an organization that he eventually headed for six years, until yielding those reigns three years ago. Around a decade ago, on a whim, he reserved the web site “,” which he has been developing ever since, and which co-hosts RP BizArts networking events. Mike is the proud father of three wonderful children, Amy, Mitch and Ella.

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