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Archive for September, 2015

History of Berwyn’s Cermak Plaza

Who would ever think of something as simple as a shopping center being famous? Well Cermak Plaza certainly is! Cermak Plaza has helped put Berwyn on the map because of its unique architecture and former art installations. We want to give you an inside look into Cermak Plaza’s beginnings in the 1950s, to what it looks like today. Special thanksmore »

Berwyn Welcomes Its First Yoga Studio to the Depot District – Ahimsa Yoga Studio

Ahimsa Yoga Studio offers authentic yoga classes for all ages and levels Ahimsa Yoga Studio, located at 3120 S. Oak Park Avenue, is Berwyn’s first yoga studio, offering classes for all ages and levels including Beginners, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Gentle/Restorative, Yin and a range of specialized workshops. Conveniently located in the Depot District, this is Ahimsa Yoga Studio’s second location.more »

Berwyn Public Library Offers Great Card-Holder Services to All Residents

Berwyn Public Library is constantly trying to find new ways to enrich the lives of Berwyn’s residents. They have many useful services that are available to card holders that may have flown under your radar. Did you know that the BPL could help you learn another language? Or help your child learn another language? You can also have an entiremore »

The Depot District’s NEWEST Snack Shop: Parad-Ice Grand Opening

SNACK SHOP WITH STREET FOOD BENT SERVES ALL OF YOUR CRAVINGS Parad-Ice’s menu includes an assortment of refreshments, sandwiches and sweets Street vendors are a local tradition, especially in destinations like the Little Village neighborhood along Chicago’s 26th Street. This style of dining has been around for many years because it offers an affordable, colorful culinary experience that often centersmore »

Berwyn’s Central Bungalow District Has Made it Into The National Register!

According to a press release from the City of Homes Organization: The Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District, roughly bounded by Cermak Road (north), 26th Street (south), Ridgeland Avenue (east) and Home Avenue (west), has been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service effective August 18, 2015. The district is distinguished by its high architecturalmore »

Guest Post: Berwyn’s Housing Values on the Rise

Information and article supplied by Patti McGuinness, Broker Associate, Baird & Warner. Berwyn’s detached home market continues to make impressive gains in 2015.  Nearly 70% of the 151 detached homes for sale in Berwyn this July were traditional, equity-positive listings, the highest percentage of non-distressed properties for sale since July of 2008. This is a vast improvement over two years agomore »

Berwyn Through The Years – More Historical Photos of Berwyn

Our previous post on historical Berwyn – 15 Historical Photos of Berwyn – was a great success and one of our most popular posts of all time. We’re bringing that theme back with our follow up that has even more pictures to help give a closer look into what Berwyn was like in its early days. We would like tomore »