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Eastwood site forum

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Mike Breclaw of OKW Architects presents a revised concept for development of 1700-1722 Central St. (the "Eastwood") to an audience of approximately 50 at a June 7, 2011 CSNA forum.

Oil's well...

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The west wall of Old Town Oil at 1924 Central Street, Evanston, is lined with custom oils from around the world.

Old Town Oil

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Old Town Oil at 1924 Central St., Evanston, open for business June 2011, offers premium olive oils and other oils, as well as gourmet vinegars.

Retail Therapy 4/14/2011

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A packed house picked through pottery and perused potential purchases at the Top of the Tracks Cafe's boutique during the Central Street Business Association's Apr. 14, 2011 Retail Therapy. The trackside portion of the event, organized by Mary Lou Smith, resulted in numerous donations for the Evanston Public Library Friends, who collected memberships, gave out yard signs and magnets, and sold all remaining pots from last fall's Pot Party

2800 Central exterior demolition

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On April 13, 2011, a crew of volunteers for Habitat for Humanity was busy removing the old cedar siding from 2800 Central. The salvaged wood will be sold at their store in Waukegan to benefit the housing organization.

Goodbye to Flynn Guitars

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Flynn Guitars at 2522 Green Bay Road (in the small strip mall anchored by FedEx Office), which over the last several years had changed its focus from instrument and amplifier sales to music instruction, closed after the 2010 holiday season.

Benchwarmer (not)

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That bit of wrought iron peeking above the snow near Hartigan's ice cream is all that's visible of a parkway bench on Central Street after the blizzard of Feb. 1-2, 2011.

Central Street Float, 2010 4th of July parade

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The Central Street Neighbors Association entry in the 2010 Evanston 4th of July Parade was a hit, featuring nonstop jam for 2-1/2 miles courtesy of the CCR tribute band Graveyard Nation.

Bike Lanes on Central Street, Evanston

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The City of Evanston in summer, 2010, painted new dedicated bike lanes on the extra-wide portion of Central Street between Crawford and Central Park.

John Zbesko

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7th Ward candidate John Zbesko addresses the membership at the Dec., 2008 CSNA annual meeting and meet-and-greet at Old Neighborhood Grill

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