Author Archives: Joelle Scillia

#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from episode 22 with our summer review and Rhonda Welbel and Al Rose of Kopi Cafe

We kick off this week’s episode with a special Summer Review: recapping July’s Summer Sidewalk Sale, previewing this week’s outdoor movie night with the 48th Ward and the Taste of Andersonville on Wednesday, August 15, and highlighting the new dates for more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Show notes from Episode 21 with Michael Plageman of American Family Insurance, Plageman Agency, INC

This week, Laura and Joelle are joined by Michael Plageman, American Family Insurance Agent at the Plageman Agency, Inc. Michael has been a longtime supporter of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. As one reviewer said, “Michael is an amazing agent more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes from Episode 20 with Joey Crandford of Chicago Magic Lounge

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Joey Cranford, co-owner and CEO of Chicago Magic Lounge where the main attraction is the magic and can be experienced at three different spaces throughout the venue: at the front bar, in more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes from Episode 19 with Larry Vodak of Scout

In this week’s episode, Sara and Laura are joined by Larry Vodak, owner and shopkeeper of Scout, an urban furniture shop and design business located at 5221 N. Clark.  At Scout you will find vintage, reclaimed, repurposed furniture, and industrial more »


2018 Summer Sidewalk Sale: Busker Schedule

The annual Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Sale takes place at the end of every July with outdoor sales from 30+ area businesses. This weekend, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has programmed musicians and performers throughout the district to enhance the shopping more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes from Episode 18 with Terese Lang McDonald of Candyality

In this week’s episode we are joined by Terese Lang McDonald, owner of Candyality located at 5225 N Clark.  Candyality carries thousands of bulk items and sweet treats including gummies, sours, taffy, and more. If you want to view paradise, close more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes from Episode 17 with Bob Goins from Classes on Clark

This week, Laura and Sara are joined by Bob Goins, owner of Classes on Clark.  Bob teaches guitar to people of all ages, and is currently located in the beautiful space above Brimfield at 5219 N. Clark. During this episode, more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – notes from Episode 16 with Alma Gutierrez of Cassona Home Furnishings and Accessories

In this week’s episode, Laura and Joelle are joined by Alma Gutierrez founder and owner of Cassona Home Furnishings and Accessories, located at 5241 N Clark.  Cassona has been serving the Andersonville community by offering affordable and high quality furniture since more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – Notes from Episode 15 with Chef Jennifer Kim and Tegan Brace of Passerotto

In this week’s episode, Laura is joined by owner Chef Jennifer Kim and General Manager Tegan Brace of Passerotto, which opened its doors in May at 5420 N Clark. The Chicago Tribune called Passerotto “a culinary love letter to growing up more »


#AlwaysAndersonville: The Podcast – notes from episode 14 with Ted Fournier or Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

This week, we are joined today by Ted Fournier, owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness Andersonville located at 5609 N Clark Street. Orange Shoe is known for its amazing customer service and family-style vibe with options for cardio, strength, and cross training as more »