IMPORTANT UPDATES AND REMINDERS FROM THE BOARD

STAFF ADDITIONS

Marvin Alanis has joined the 3750 Maintenance Team. Marvin brings his construction background to 3750. His schedule is Wednesday through Sunday night, 3rd shift, but will be working the first weeks on 1st shift while he becomes accustomed to the building.

Robert Jhon Dumatol has been added as a fulltime employee to the 3750 Door Staff team. Robert has been working here part-time since 2016. You can greet Robert at the Grace Street door Saturday-Wednesday, 3:30pm-11:30pm.

Hospitality Suite

No opening date. The supply chain issues are making it tough on finalizing plans and creating a final budget for approval. Thanks to Joan Craig (17F), her associate, Jacquelyn Morrison and Georgeanna Farr (15C) for their creativity, time and effort on this project.  Jerry Hocker (10B), as always, is spearheading the project.

Upcoming Board Meeting: Tuesday July 27 @ 7:30-9:30p

You are invited to attend an “in-person” board meeting – in the Hospitality Room. The board will be discussing the budget and budget priorities including elevator modernization project and the locker room updates. This is a great way to learn more about the important decisions in front of the 3750 board.

Mask Policy

If you are vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask in the common areas of the building. If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask in common areas. Children are still required to wear a mask in the common areas. Please remind work people to wear one, too.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Weiss Hospital Parking Lot Development

Lincoln Property Company’s controversial proposal to build a 12-story, 314-unit apartment building on a Weiss Hospital parking lot 4600 N. Marine Drive has the support of Ald. James Cappleman (46th). The project will now move forward to the city approval process after originally being voted down by Cappleman’s zoning advisory board before the board reversed its decision.

Former Immaculata High School Building Development

KGiles, LLC and CA Ventures are proposing a Planned Development at the corner of Irving Park and Marine Drive that includes the rehabilitation of the existing landmark buildings into 265 residential apartments, with all work being in accordance with the buildings landmark status. Additionally, they are proposing a new 27-story, plus penthouse building on the current surface lot with 230 senior units of which 60 units will be assisted living and 32 units will be for memory care. The new construction will also include 118 parking spaces.

LET THE FUN BEGIN (Compiled by Communications Committee)

WHERE WE ARE EATING THESE DAYS

Coronos Coffee Shop. 909 Irving Park Rd. Just west of Broadway. Breakfast and lunch with outdoor seating.

Basant Modern Indian Restaurant. 1939 W Byron St. Just off Lincoln, south of Irving. Basant showcases modern Indian cuisine by complementing the flavors and traditions of India with fresh, local ingredients and classic techniques.

Fancy Plants Café.   613 Briar Place. Just west of Broadway. Innovative vegan that is working hard to perfect the best Vegan Burger. Breakfast, Lunch, Catering.

Dom’s Kitchen and Market. 2730 N. Halsted. New grocery emporium where you can pick up meals-to-go, wines, cheeses, flowers, baked goods, produce and more.

PR Bistro. 3908 N. Sheridan. Bistro style, Italian-inspired global cuisine. Nice cocktails.

Ante Prima. 5316 N. Clark. Regionally inspired, seasonally led rustic Italian restaurant in Andersonville. Outdoor dining a plus.

Please send us YOUR suggestions for the next issue.      

MORE THE FUN STUFF!

Outdoor Farmers Markets

Listed below are some nearby:

  • Green City Market Lincoln Park-1817 N. Clark Saturday-7AM (south of the Zoo)
  • Nettelhorst French Market-3252 N. Broadway-Saturday-8AM (at Melrose)
  • Lincoln Square Farmers Market-N. Lincoln and W. Leland-Thursday 3PM
  • Uptown Farmers Market-4620 N. Broadway at Wilson- Wednesday-2:30

For the Total list – Google Farmers Market Chicago. And, while you are at the farmer’s market, pick up some Kale and try the recipe below.

KALE BRUSCHETTA – a different twist for this leafy green…
From David Narwich

In a large skillet, sauté 1 thinly-sliced onion, 1 teaspoon chili flakes and 2 (or more to taste) minced cloves of garlic until softened.

Add finely sliced (stemmed) bunch of kale to skillet and allow to soften.
Add 1 tablespoon sweet paprika and allow to bloom.

Add 1 cup dry vermouth (or broth of choice) and 2 tablespoons tomato paste.  Bring to boil, cover and simmer over low heat for approximately 30 minutes. Uncover and cook off any excess liquid.

In another skillet, warm a few tablespoons of olive oil.  Add thick slices of crusty country-style bread and toast until golden brown.

To assemble, top toasts with slices of Tallegio cheese (Note – Whole Foods sells a delicious locally-sourced Tallegio equivalent named Tulip Tree – Tiger Lily.  Bonus – the rind is edible) and dollops of the kale mixture.

(Truth be told, any favorite cheese could be substituted as long as its flavor profile can stand up to the kale.)

READING and VIEWING

3750 BOOK CLUB             Monday July 19 @7pm. Grace Street Lobby

The July selection is The Lost: A Search for Six of the Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn. Join the lively discussion, led by 3750’s Heather Anderson, of this rich and riveting narrative about a writer’s search for the truth behind his family’s tragic past in World War II. The book becomes a remarkably original epic—part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work—that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history.

All 3750 residents and their friends are welcome and registration is free. Contact Heather Anderson (9H): 727-331-2580 or studio@andersonart.com

More book recommendations

The Cellist by Daniel Silva. The latest by NYT best-selling author. This time the fatal poisoning of a Russian billioinaire sends Silva’s hero, Gabriell Allon, on a dangerous journey across Europe and into the orbit of a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth about his friend’s death. Warning: Silva’s books are highly addictive.

Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosely. America’s best-selling crime fiction novelist (author of the Easy Rawlins series) returns with a new hero – Joe Oliver, one of NYPD’s finest is framed for sexual assault by unknown forces. It gets complicated and compelling.

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel. The third and final book in the remarkable trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Henry the VIII, assorted wives, the court, and leaders abroad. The first two books: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies each won The Booker Prize. Exceptional writing, storytelling and one hell of a lead character.

LET’S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

Grant Park and Ravinia are back.  Check ravinia.org and grantparkmusicfestival.com for schedules and tickets.  Grant Park Music Festival presents free concerts Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm. The 146 bus provides nearly door-to-door service.

Garfield Park Conservatory. 300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago. One of the most stunning botanical conservatories in the nation.

Lincoln Park Conservatory. 2391North Stockton Drive, Chicago. While you are there don’t miss the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, just around the corner at 210 Fullerton.

Chicago Botanic Garden. 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. One of the world’s finest living museums, 27 spectacular gardens on 385 acres. Paradise off Edens.

3750 NEWS | JULY 2021

VIEWING

Candice Renoir – Acorn

After 10 years abroad, Candice returns to the south of France and back on the case as a police commandant. Newly divorced with four kids, Candice feels rusty at work and her skeptical colleagues don’t help.

The Press – Prime and PBS

Observant drama series set in the offices of two, very different British newspapers, following the professional lives of rival editors and reporters as the industry struggles with online media and hacking scandals.

Bosch, 7th Season – Prime

An American police procedural starring Titus Welliver as LAPD detective Harry Bosch, inspired by Michael Connelly novels. Highly addictive.

Mare of Easton – HBO Max

As her life crumbles around her, a small-town Pennsylvania detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) investigates a local murder. The series explores the dark side of a close community and provides an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present.

Unforgotten – PBS and Acorn

Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, MI5) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday) star as DCI Cassie Stuart and Cassie’s partner in this crime solving series about the complications of solving murders from the past. Great stories and acting.

Stay Here – Netflix

Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer help vacation home owners boost their profit-turning businesses. Marketing and design all come into play.

3750 AND NEIGHBORHOOD STORIES

COMING SOON in the next newsletters: a two-part series by Todd Cannon, 4B, tracing the history of our neighbor to the north, 3800 Lake Shore Drive. Sitting on the site of the 1850’s Lake View House (chronicled in earlier newsletters), the building’s history will trace the ownership of the property by an enterprising young Chicago real estate investor, by two members of the wealthy Philadelphia Drexel banking family, by the owners of Chicago’s famous “The Fair” Department store (founded in 1875), and finally by a syndicate headed by architect B. Leo Stelf, which purchased the undeveloped property in 1926.

Erected that same year as a luxury co-operative apartment building from plans by Mr. Stelf’s company, 3800 Sheridan Road was designed as a “grand old English castle, an adaptation of the Gothic Tudor period.” As was the case with 3750, 3800 defaulted on its loans in 1933 and was eventually purchased by a syndicate in 1946 and later became a condominium building.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS: MEET TONI GUTFREUND – 8B

How long have you lived at 3750?

33 years

Where were you born and where did you grow up?

Traverse City, Michigan

What was your favorite vacation?

Nice to Venice on a private yacht

Where would you like to go that you have never been?

India

Which talent would you most like to have?

Photographic Memory

What is your most treasured possession?

My memories

What city would you like to live in if you didn’t live in Chicago?

Seville, Spain

Who is the most famous person, either living or dead, that you’d most like to meet?

Christopher Columbus

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Several but most memorable, Muhammed Ali

What was your favorite concert?

Sting at Ravinia

What was your favorite book?

Count of Monte Christo

Who are your favorite authors?

Dumas, Wharton, Daniel Silva, James, Baldwin, LeCarre

What is your favorite Chicago theater, if any?  (Goodman, Steppenwolf, Steep, etc.)

Remy Bumppo

What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  Anywhere?

Mon Ami Gabi

What is your most memorable meal – any time, any place?

Frito misto at the Danieli Hotel, Venice

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would that be?

Mashed potatoes with lots of butter

What is your guilty TV pleasure?

Murder mysteries

What have you binge watched, if anything?

Indian Summers

What is your classic film favorite?

To Kill a Mockingbird

Do you have a contrarian position about something that almost everybody likes:  (movie, play, book, etc.)

No

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Time Travel

What character or attribute in others do you most admire?

Honesty

What profession other than your own would you like to try?

Writer

Thick or thin:  🙂

Both

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