Bridgeport – South Side and Beer have finally met Goose Island and it looks like it will be a match made in heaven. According to an article from Block Club Chicago the beer, dubbed Sox Golden Ale, will be available during the upcoming season. The “easy-drinking, refreshing golden ale” has notes of cereal with honeysuckle and a “subtle fruitiness,” according to a news release. The beer is “the perfect pairing for some all-American baseball,” according to its creators. The beer can design are still in the works but some of the early renderings show them as black and white with logos for the Sox and Goose Island. The renderings also show the iconic scoreboard pinwheels on the boxes. Sox Opening Day is March 26.
South Loop – The 78 Community Advisory Council will have 17 members and will collaborate with developer Related Midwest on its 62-acre, 13 million-square-foot Near South Side project. The transformative $7 billion development includes a university-affiliated innovation center and 12 acres of open space, and the plan is expected to take 20 years to complete. A Wells-Wentworth road extension is already under construction at The 78 and the site’s planned Red Line subway station recently won the approval of the Chicago Plan Commission.
Bronzeville – The Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church located at 3956 S. Langley Avenue is an important building on the South Side and the Landmarks Commission voted to give the church a preliminary landmark status. The next steps in protecting the two historic South Side churches will be a second Landmarks Commission recommendation for the Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion building and a final vote by the Chicago City Council to officially landmark Mt. Pisgah.
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