Neighborhood

Uptown


 
  

Neighborhood Description

With the Riviera Theater, Aragon Ballroom, Green Mill and Uptown Theatre all within a half block of the intersection of Lawrence and Broadway, Uptown was a booming entertainment district throughout much of the 1900s. Throw in the Arcadia (three blocks south), the 5100 Club (three blocks to the north), and the Rainbo at Lawrence and Clark, Chicagoans from all over the city would flock to this area to dance, drink, dine, catch a show or take in a movie.

While most of these venues have met with the wrecking ball since Uptown's heyday, the Lawrence and Broadway core has remained intact and, with the presence of the Aragon, Riviera and Green Mill, still serves as a great place to visit for live entertainment. Unfortunately, the neighborhood's biggest gem, the Uptown Theatre, has been sitting vacant since 1981 and has become a sore topic for residents of the neighborhood, many of who would like to see it restored to it's former majesty. 

There is hope, though, for the Uptown Theatre and the area surrounding these historic venues. Since taking office earlier this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has stated that he'd like Uptown to recapture it's former identity as premier entertainment destination. Here is an article that recently ran in the Chicago Tribune on the subject: Uptown Theatre: Polishing an old jewel

Neighborhood Links
 
Uptown Chamber of Commerce
 
History of Uptown
 
 
Resources in Uptown
 
Hospitals
 
Weiss Memorial Hospital
(773) 564-6025
4646 North Marine Drive
 
Children’s Memorial Hospital
(773) 784-1831
900 West Wilson Avenue
 
Thorek Hospital & Medical Center
(773) 404-7692
4009 North Broadway
 
 
 
Post Office
 
(773) 561-1720
4850 North Broadway
 
 
 
Library
 
Uptown Library
(312) 744-8400
929 West Buena Avenue
 
 
Schools
 
Disney Elementary Magnet School
(773) 534-5840
4140 North Marine Drive
 
Uplift Community High School
(773) 534-2875
900 West Wilson Avenue
 
Truman College
(773) 907-4000
1145 West Wilson Avenue
 
Goudy Elementary School
(773) 534-2480
5120 North Winthrop Avenue
 
Joan Arai Middle School
(773) 534-2610
900 West Wilson Avenue
 
Stewart Elementary School
(773) 534-2640
4525 North Kenmore Avenue
 
Brennemann Elementary School
(773) 534-5766
4251 North Clarendon Avenue
 
Lycee Francais
(773) 665-0066  
613 West Bittersweet Place
 
McCutcheon Elementary School
(773) 534-2680
4865 North Sheridan Road
 
St. Mary of the Lake School
(773) 281-0018
1026 West Buena Avenue
 
 
Grocery Stores
 
Jewel-Osco
(773) 477-7151
4355 North Sheridan Road
 
Tai Nam Grocery
(773) 275-5666
4925 North Broadway
 
Middle Eastern Bakery & Grocery
(773) 561-2224
1512 West Foster Avenue
 
Broadway Supermarket
(773) 334-3838
4879 North Broadway
 
Shan’s Grocery & Restaurant
(773) 769-4961
5060 North Sheridan Road
 
Viet Hoa Plaza
(773) 334-1028
1051 West Argyle Street
 
Makola Supermarket
(773) 878-3958
1017 West Wilson Avenue
 
Hoa Grocery
(773) 275-1215
1101 West Argyle Street
 
Aldi
(773) 275-5666
4500 North Broadway
 
Vinh Tho Grocery Store
(773) 275-2985
1112 West Argyle Street
 
 
Cool Places to Eat
 
Bale French Bakery
(773) 561-4424
5018 N Broadway
Cuisine: Vietnamese
 
Pho Xe Tank Restaurant
(773) 878-2253
4953 North Broadway
Cuisine: Vietnamese
 
Jin Ju Restaurant & Bar
(773) 334-6377
5203 North Clark Street
Cuisine: Korean
 
Hai Yen Restaurant
(773) 561-4077
Cuisine: Korean
 
Siam Noodle & Rice Restaurant
(773) 769-6694
4654 North Sheridan Road
Cuising: Thai
 
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
(773) 334-8787
4801 North Broadway
Cuisine: Ethiopian
 
Green Mill
(773) 878-5552
4802 North Broadway
Cuisine: American
 
Crew Bar & Restaurant
(773) 784-2739
4804 North Broadway
Cuisine: American
 
Marigold Indian Restaurant
(773) 293-4653
4832 North Broadway
Cuisine: Indian
 
Thai Pastry Restaurant
(773) 784-5399
4925 North Broadway
Cuisine: Thai
 
Tweet
(773) 728-5576
5020 North Sheridan Road
Cuisine: American
 
Furama Restaurant
(773) 271-1161
4936 North Broadway
Cuisine:  Chinese