Friday Favorites: Fruit Trees in Chicago, and in your backyard

Where are all the fruit trees? A July 2010 article on the abundance of fruit trees in Chicago was entitled: A Web Search Uncovers the City’s Fruit Trees, Both of Them. The two trees, mulberry and crab-apple, look rather somber in the photo, perhaps conscious of their lack of neighbors. Why is this so, one…

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Pickled!

At long last, the Dill Pickle Food Co-op is open for business at 3039 West Fullerton Avenue in Logan Square. Join us at the grand opening celebration this Saturday, December 12, 11:30a and on. We will be on stage to deliver some words of encouragement to our fellow picklers around 1:15p.  See you then! UPDATE…

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Dill Pickle, days away (UPDATE 11/20)

The shelves are being stocked and final inspection is mere days away (see update below).  Good food coming to Chicago soon NOW! UPDATE: We have passed our final building inspection!!!  Opening imminent!  Celebration ensues.

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moss on Public Radio, 89.5FM (UPDATED with audio)

Laura and I will be interviewed tomorrow, Saturday, October 24 at 10:20am–11:20am to discuss our Dill Pickle Food Co-op project on Vocalo Public Radio, 89.5FM in Chicago.  You can catch it on the airwaves at 89.5FM in Chicago or online at vocalo.org.  We will post the audio to our site if you miss it. Here…

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You May Now Park at Dill Pickle

The bike parking at the Dill Pickle has quadrupled this week, the bike racks have been installed!  We have also finished the installation of the vintage-door-vestibule-window (see where the doors were before, below), reclaimed floor and wall tile (check out the groovy flower print in the center of the tiles) and storefront door from the…

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Food Co-op ready to sprout

We are closing in on completion of the Dill Pickle Food Co-op.  Drywall has been hung, ductwork is in, reclaimed glass doors are installed, and painting to be completed this week.  Storefront window and door are scheduled for delivery next week.  Latest photos after the jump.  New to moss’ food initiative?  Read more here and…

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Sky Gardens

After completing the artist loft spaces on Milwaukee Avenue, we have been asked to reconstruct the currently dilapidated rear exit porch and stair.  However, instead of reconstructing the stair only to serve the purpose of an emergency exit and, what will certainly become, a tenant storage annex, we thought, ‘What else could it be?’.  One…

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Sky Studios

Interior work is complete at the artists’ lofts in Logan Square.  Photos after the jump.  Next up, rehab of the back porch into sky gardens.

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