Last week, instead of our usual monthly membership meeting, we held a social event at the J & M Tap. We try to host these every other month or so as a way to help us all get to know each other a little better. We had a fabulous turnout this month and even had some folks from the CGNA (Chicago-Grand Neighbors Association) join us as well! Most of the time was spent socializing and talking about events current and past in our neighborhood. We did spent a few minutes talking a little business though.
- Blue Bin Recycling – the city will be dropping off bins at the front of our buildings this week – you will need to move them next to your trash in the alley.
- Red Apple Liquor License Permit Request – Interested residents were at the meeting with flyers and information about the permit request and why many residents are against granting the liquor license request. Letters from the public are due by 3/19. Contact Suzanne (312-371-7168) for a more information or a sample letter.
- Permit Request for Facade Restoration on Thomas Street – The owners have drawn up plans for the city as well as the Chicago Landmarks Commission, as the building resides within the Ukrainian Village historic district. They brought along the plans so the members of the UVNA could review and hopefully approve their proposal.
- Update on the UVNA Historic Church Walk – We’re on for a church walk in June! We’ll post a date for meeting of volunteers soon – we’ll need help with flyers or help on the day of the event – let us know if you are interested!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Thursday night! We hope to see you next month at our regular time and place at St. Helen School on Augusta. Make sure you keep up with current Ukrainian Village events here on our website, our facebook page, or sign up for our newsletter!