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The Promontory

Dionne Warwick

Consistently introducing successful restaurants and music venues to Chicago’s various up-and-coming neighborhoods, development company 16” on Center has recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of their Hyde Park establishment, The Promontory — named after Promontory Point, a scenic landmark of Chicago popularly known as “The Point.” The Promontory includes a thoughtfully-curated restaurant on the first floor and an entertainment...

Heritage Bicycles

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Heritage is like no other shop Chicago has ever seen. Located at 2959 N. Lincoln Ave. in the Lakeview neighborhood, owner Mike Salvatore managed to create a unique culture of bikes and coffee. Yes, you heard that right. The front of the shop shouts community with beautiful white paneled walls, dark picnic style benches and the coffee bar...

Mint Clothing

The glass and red-bricked storefront of Mint Clothing

Most clothing stores in Chicago either carry major mainstream designers or sports fan-based merchandise, and these types of products can be found almost anywhere. They aren't really in the business of speaking to the individual. At Mint Clothing, located in the heart of Little Italy on West Taylor St., it's all about the customer. Launched in June of...

AMK Kitchen Bar

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Remember your favorite childhood comfort foods-- frito pie, grilled cheese, pot pie? Now add a huge selection of craft beers, bourbons, whiskeys and cocktails and you have AMK Kitchen Bar’s very own take on the “American Dream.” Owner Steven Tsonis, beverage director John Ruiz and chef Barney Smith officially open their doors June 10th to serve up your favorite...

Virgin Hotels Chicago | Miss Ricky’s

Miss Ricky's at Virgin Hotels Chicago - CUSP Magazine Chicago

Do you know what’s worse than the hidden fees on a hotel bill?Paying for Wi-Fi at a hotel where you are staying. Trumped up fees are being battled by the new Virgin Hotels Chicago. They’re all about keeping fees at bay, food fresh and exciting, entertainment local and an atmosphere of non-exclusivity to rival the long lines outside Soho House....

Catalyze

Catalyze Chicago - CUSP Magazine Chicago

The inside of Catalyze Chicago’s workshop allows a rare glimpse of the techy, futuristic machinery you’re only vaguely aware exists.As you walk into the workshop you may notice a 3D printer on your left-hand side, or  perhaps you’re preoccupied with the app-controlled drum set mounted to the ceiling. From across the workshop you will hear the sound of the laser cutter making pinpoint...

Switches+Strings

Switches+Strings

Although inauspiciously lacking vigilante style zappers or legions of personal hovercrafts... 2015 has given rise to an extensive assortment of luxury subscription services tailored to niche clientele. Whether you are a dapper gentleman looking for the perfect pocket square or a dedicated yogi craving some healthy snacks, all it takes is a few taps on your tablet to feed...

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

Brooklyn Boulders

The latest import from our neighbors in the big apple, Brooklyn Boulders, switches up conventions regarding work and play.Occupying a 25,000 square foot space in West Loop, outwardly Brooklyn Boulders appears to be a state-of-the-art, rock climbing facility; in reality, it offers much more. Designed to unite climbing and community, the Brooklyn-based company functions not only as a fitness...

bucketfeet

bucketfeet

Bucketfeet created in 2011 by Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani...has committed itself to connecting people across the world through art. Bucketfeet’s story begins in central California where Aaron Firestein was selling customized canvas shoes to friends and on Facebook. In 2008, Firestein decided to pack up his bags and move from the Bay Area of California to Argentina without...

Threadless

Threadless

At first glance, Threadless, located on 1260 W. Madison St, looks like an urban art gallery...rather than a booming business. Colorful graffiti line the outside walls and tall windows give a tiny peek into the growing company. Once inside, the flamboyant colorful array of art takes a second to fully grasp. Hundreds of Threadless t-shirts hang from the ceiling, and...