It’s time to ring in the New Year at the Old Chicago Inn. We’ve got a full house this year and are ready to help you celebrate in style. There’s no shortage of New Year’s fun to be had in Lakeview. If you arrived without plans our innkeeper David will be happy to help you find just the right party for your taste, many within walking distance.
If your New Years Plans take you out of the neighborhood, remember to take advantage of the penny rides on Chicago’s public transit system. According to the Sun-Times “the 1-cent fares on the L and CTA buses start at 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, and end at 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.”
For the ladies staying with us, if you’re still looking for that perfect dress or perhaps just a little bling to add to your outfit check out one of our favorite neighborhood boutiques. Hubba Hubba, located at 3309 N. Clark Street, has been a neighborhood favorite since 1988. They offer fashions and accessories, from many unique sources, so you’ll be sure to find something that will stand out in the crowd. Hubba Hubba is open on New Year’s Eve from 11am to 3pm.
Need an up do for your big night out? May I suggest a visit to Genacelli Salon and The East Studio? Both are full service hair salons offering everything from simple blow outs to full glamour hairstyles and makeup application, including lash extensions! “Blow Outs” start at $25 and “Full Glam” styles start at $65. Makeup can be added to any style service for $45. Both salons, located just seven blocks south of the Inn, will open on New Year’s Eve at 10 am. If you’d like assistance making an appointment please see your innkeeper.
As usual, all guests staying at the Old Chicago Inn for New Year’s Eve will receive our complimentary “New Year’s Survival Kits” with a few things to help you ease in to 2012 after all the parties have ended, including a nice big bottle of water and a voucher for brunch at our sister business Trader Todd’s on New Year’s day. Brunch is served until 3pm on New Year’s Day and everyone who stops in will get a side of black eyed peas, a southern tradition to bring you good luck in 2012.
Wishing you a stylish, safe and happy New Year!