Posts Tagged: boystown

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Mark Zipperer, Chicago

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I value my connections with the LGBT community, am knowledgeable of the area, and have a proven track record. See Mark’s Expanded Listing on Gay Realty Network Here Gay… Read more »

Out Traveler’s Top 10 US Gayborhoods #2: Chicago’s Boystown

We’re counting down the top ten US Gayborhoods, according to Out Traveler. The second place finisher is in Chicago: 2. Boystown (Chicago), with 19.49 percent of the vote Last year’s number one drops to number two. That’s still pretty impressive, Chicago. Guess Halsted Street is just as clean, friendly, and fun as ever. Congrats, Chicago!… Read more »

New Grocery Store Coming to Chicago Gayborhood

Mariano’s Fresh Market, a Chicago-area grocery store brand, has been given approval to build a new development at 3030 N. Broadway, just south of Boystown’s Broadway corridor. In addition to a two-story, 71,000 sq. ft. grocery store, the new commercial structure will also house a 40,000 sq. ft. XSport Fitness. The now-defunct Dominick’s Finer Foods… Read more »

Chicago Gayborhood Still Going Strong

While new research shows Boystown is becoming a more fragmented LGBT community, Lakeview officials say the “gayborhood” is most certainly here to stay. The analysis is detailed in “There Goes the Gayborhood?” written by suburban Chicago native Amin Ghaziani, now an associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia. It looks at things… Read more »

Is West Hollywood Boystown Gayborhood Business District Plan Over?

West Hollywood’s Economic Development Department is recommending the city abandon its efforts to organize a business improvement district on the south end of Santa Monica Boulevard. In a report to the City Council, the department noted that the effort to establish a BID is now in its seventh year, and that typically such projects are… Read more »

Chicago Gayborhood Closes, Will Re-open Soon With Two New Concepts

Boystown, the famous Chicago gayborhood, lost a gay club last week. Chicago Pride reports: After abruptly closing on Memorial Day, Spin Nightclub is set to become two new concept clubs. The 9,000 square-foot space at Belmont and Halsted in Boystown will soon become a whiskey distillery/eatery named Whiskey Trust and a nightclub named Chloe’s, according… Read more »

Club For Sale in Chicago’s Gayborhood

Boystown’s Spin Nightclub, located at the corner of Halsted and Belmont, is up for sale. According to a listing on Jameson Commercial by broker Mike Costanzo, the 9,000-square-foot club is priced at $1.5 million. The leasing price is $26,000 a month. The listing, which has been active since Nov. 19, 2013, is only for the… Read more »

Boystown is the World’s Best Gayborhood, According to OutTraveler

Chicago’s north side Boystown neighborhood on Wednesday was named the best gay neighborhood in the world. The accolade from said the nation’s first officially-recognized gay village in the nation beat out other neighborhoods like San Francisco’s Mission District, New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, and communities in Barcelona and Madrid. Editors and voters of the travel-themed… Read more »

The Evolution of Chicago’s Gayborhood

As the Halsted Street area hosts another Northalsted Market Days street festival Saturday and Sunday, the heart of the gay business district — Boystown — is enjoying hearty economic vitality and a renewed sense of optimism. From 2007, the depths of the recession, through last year, at least a half-dozen gay bars expanded, and gay-owned… Read more »