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Posts from May 2015

Complete ArtSpace Survey by June 2nd!

Late last year, the Rogers Park Builders Group joined a collaboration, spearheaded by the Rogers Park Business Alliance, to attract a major non profit developer named Artspace to convert an existing structure in the neighborhood (the identify of this parcel not yet determined) into a thriving Arts based development. Artspace is renown for completing many exciting projects throughout the country and in Illinois and we would be thrilled to see them do the same locally. Artspace has shown interest in doing a development in Rogers Park, and their willingness to proceed, and the size and scope of their development, will likely be impacted by the responses to a special survey which interested parties must complete on or before June 2nd.
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Posted by Mike G on May 23, 2015 |

Bored Doodling

Though I typically don’t plan what I am going to draw, from time to time I do set out to draw particular person. At certain particularly boring meetings (or interesting meetings where the topic at that moment simply doesn’t hold my interest) I find myself settling on one of my Board colleagues sitting around the table, and I draw a caricature of that person. This proves to be quite challenging - not because drawing is so hard (which it is) - but because there are other people at the table who might observe me drawing instead of focusing on the subject at hand. Worst case, my colleagues sitting on either side of me, able to see what I am drawing, might bust me.
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Posted by Mike G on May 06, 2015 |

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About the Author

Mike G's photoMike Glasser

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 “Rogerspark.com,” 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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