Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last Chance for Consumer Survey

It's your last chance to tell us what you think about Andersonville! The 2011-2012 Consumer Survey closes this Thursday (Dec. 1st) so make sure to voice your opinion and spread the word to friends, neighbors and family who live, shop, dine or work in Andersonville. 

We are very excited by the community response to this survey so far, having received over 1,000 responses! If there is something you want us to know about your experience in Andersonville shops, restaurants and offices, please share your thoughts. Your opinion is instrumental in designing our retail attraction and retention efforts over the next two years, so make sure you get in on the ground floor of shaping the future Andersonville!

Take the survey now!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sneak Peek at the New Jerry's Sandwiches

As development of the new Jerry's Sandwiches at 5419 N Clark progresses, early design plans suggest a sophisticated interior and artfully landscaped exterior patio. Although only a first draft, the concept reflects the look and feel of the Jerry's Wicker Park location while adding some unique aspects for the Andersonville locale.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nominate an Andersonville Business for the "Good Neighbor" Award

Everyone knows that Andersonville is full of great local businesses, but now is the time to start playing favorites. So what is your favorite place in Andersonville? Well where ever you love to shop, dine or drink, consider nominating your favorite Aville spot for the "Good Neighbor" Award.

Representative Kelly Cassidy is now soliciting nominations for this year's "Good Neighbor" Award. Recognizing the many businesses that work to improve our communities, support local charitable events and provide great services to loyal patrons, the "Good Neighbor" Award seeks to showcase businesses that truly stand out. Nominees for the award must display a dedication to improving the community and meet the criteria of being the type of business that not only cares about the community but is also an all around good neighbor.

All nominations are welcome and anyone can nominate a business. Nominations must be received by January 15, 2012. Judging will be conducted by members of Rep. Cassidy's Economic Development Advisory Committee. In addition to being named the recipient of the "Good Neighbor" Award, the winner will be recognized by the  Illinois House of Representatives.

To learn more contact Rep. Cassidy's office at (773)784.2002 or email

Monday, November 7, 2011

"The Candy Factory" by Blommer Chocolate Store Coming Soon

This month the Blommer Chocolate Store will open The Candy Factory in Andersonville. Setting up shop at 5406 N Clark Street, The Candy Factory will feature Chicago's favorite Blommer Chocolates. Unique from the Blommer Chocolate Company, the Blommer Chocolate Store is venturing into this commercial space for a limited six months.  Should the store become a success, The Candy Factory could be a new staple in the neighborhood. Current plans put the opening date in mid-November so look to be holiday shopping at this sweet spot sometime soon.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Affordability of Farmer's Markets

A recent study by consulting firm SCALE, Inc. reveals that Farmer's Markets across the Southeast and Appalachia are often as affordable, if not more so, as their supermarket counterparts. Analyzing markets in 19 different towns, across six states, researchers conclude that farmers markets offer a competitive alternatives when comparing "every day foods". In most cases items such as produce, including organic produce, where less expensive than at local supermarkets. While the study found that meats were somewhat more expensive the trend that farmer's markets are comparatively affordable emerged across communities of all sizes, to varying degrees.

For a full copy of the study, contact Anthony Flaccavento at or visit the SCALE website at

Like Us on Facebook

The ADC now has its very own Facebook page! Featuring updates on all things Andersonville, the ADC Facebook page is pleased to share the spotlight with the Andersonville Chamber and eco-Andersonville.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcome to our blog

The ADC is pleased to share the news about our new blog. Dedicated to getting the word out about all the great things happening in and around Andersonville, the All Things Andersonville blog is the place to learn more about Andersonville events, activities, businesses and all the biggest news.

If you have news to share with the ADC make sure to sign up for our blog and share your information with the blog administrator or email us at