September's Neighbors' Night Out will be a little different. 15 people will have the chance to take a free 30 minute training session at Evolve and Elevate (evolveandelevate.com), one of the newest members of the South Loop Business Exchange. After that, we'll meet at Pleasant House Pub. Can't make the training session? Just go straight to the pub, where we'll discuss bicycling and pedestrian issues in the South Loop. And if you're thinking «Cermak and Halsted isn't exactly the South Loop,» then don't worry, our October event will be back in the friendly confines!
Interested in the future of the South Loop? Want to share your thoughts on neighborhood development, learn from others, and provide input to elected officials, city staff and real estate developers? Just want to meet some fellow South Loopers and have a little fun? Then join us!
The Greater South Loop Association hosts a monthly Neighbors' Night Out for anyone wanting to meet up and be part of the neighborhood's future. Each month will have a general topic, and we'll invite relevant speakers to share some thoughts and be part of the dialogue. These sessions will also help the Greater South Loop Association fulfill its role as a conduit for neighborhood input on important community development issues.
There's no charge to attend (of course, feel free to patronize the bar!) but we ask that you register so we can have a sense of how many people will be in attendance. Neighbors' Night Out will be from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, the second Wednesday of the month. Here's the upocming 2017 schedule and locations (topics subject to change):
Wednesday, January 11, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Baderbräu, 2515 S. Wabash Ave (Infrastructure projects for 2017)
Wednesday, February 8, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Villains, 730 S. Clark (Wabash Arts Corridor updates)
Wednesday, March 8, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, The Engine Room at Whole Foods, 1101 S. Canal (Homelessness)
Saturday, April 15, 1:00pm to 6:00pm, South Loop Beer Hop
Wednesday, May 10, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Armand's Victory Tap (Chicago Classical Academy development plan)
Wednesday, June 14, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Kroll's, 1736 S. Michigan Avenue (riverfront development south of Roosevelt)
Wednesday, July 14, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Sociale, 800 S. Clark (riverfront development north of Roosevelt)
Wednesday, August 9, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Weather Mark Tavern, 1503 S. Michigan Avenue (Park District update)
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Pleasant House Pub, 2119 South Halsted Ave (cycling and pedestrian issues)
Wednesday, October 11, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, TBD
Wednesday, November 8, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, TBD
Wednesday, December 13, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, TBD
(Event image courtesy of Bob Vanderau, Flickr)