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Theater Thrives in Lakeview

A few nights ago I attended Emma, the famous Jane Austen story adapted by Michael Bloom,  produced by the Dead Writers Theatre Collective and performed at Stage 773,1225 West Belmont Avenue, walking distance from the Old Chicago Inn. For a few hours I was captivated by the well mannered world of the Georgian era.  From the costumes, [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the OCI

This year’s updated St. Patrick’s Parade Day Post: We are happy to host a full house this coming weekend at the Old Chicago Inn. If you are among our guests, you won’t be able to help notice that on Saturday we will all be Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Parade Day.  In our vibrant [...]

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Celebrate Halloween Chicago Style

From trick or treating and pumpkin patches to a parade complete with circus characters and fire eaters, there is something for everyone in Lakeview at Halloween.  The following list of Halloween events was compiled by Alderman Tom Tunney’s office, and is quoted here in full for your convenience.  David, your innkeeper will be happy to [...]

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Bastille Day in Chicago

Bastille Day is coming up and if you are a Francophile like me, you might enjoy some of the festivities near Lakeview that celebrate French Independence.  Although the official date commemorating the storming of the Bastille is July 14th, activities in Chicago start as early as Thursday, July 11th,  with the Bastille Day Run.  The [...]

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You Don’t Have to Leave Lakeview for a Great Steak

Until recently there was just one steak house within walking distance that I would recommend to our guests, that being the consistently good, well priced Select Cut at 2808 N. Halsted.    But now I am happy to add another name to the list: Revolucion Mexican Steak house at 3443 N. Broadway. I recently hosted a [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day from the Old Chicago Inn

We are delighted to have guests here this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day.    We hope all of our guests will enjoy some time away from their daily routines this weekend.    In honor of Mother’s Day,  guests are invited to a complimentary wine and cheese hour this Saturday in our speakeasy lounge, Room 13.  Wine, Champagne [...]

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