Chicago Historic Landmark – The Bedford

The Bedford

Chicago’s historic landmark – the Bedford Restaurant and Bar was on my “To Do” list —

It’s a restaurant and bar in Wicker Park – a renovated 1925 bank  that I discovered while reading the spring issue of Preservation Magazine.

Chicago Historic Landmark-the Bedford

The developers salvaged and incorporated countless elements of the original building, creating a striking decor:

  • black marble from the teller counters
  • the bank’s vault
  • banking tables
  • nickel-plated safe deposit boxes
  • copper-faced boxes inside the vault
  • glorious crown moldings
  • and more!

Chicago Historic Landmark - the Bedford

I tried the “Dark and Stormier” cocktail, although I was tempted by the “Cucumber Cooler”.  We noshed on mussels and oysters – yum! Then, instead of choosing one of the entrees, we instead chose to linger over the charcuterie and cheese trays.

It was a wonderful night in a charming historic venue. I definitely recommend you give it a whirl!




Top 10 Reasons to Live in Noble Square

Noble Square (800-1600N…1400-1600W) is a little-known treasure – affordable homes and great amenities!  Some of the top reasons to live in Noble Square…

10.     9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair – Sept 10,11

The Renegade Craft Fair differs from traditional arts and craft fairs by focusing on DIY and indie-craft culture. Each individual fair is juried from hundreds of applications to purposefully feature a curated, eclectic array of young and emergent designers producing original and handmade goods in a wide-variety of media.

9.   Lovely Bake Shop

8.   Wicker Park Farmers Market

1500 N Damen – June  – October

Sundays – 8 am – 2 pm

7.   Smoke Daddy —  1804 W Division

Famous and highly rated barbecue restaurant with live music

6.   Wicker Park —  1425 N Damen  …    YES  – – – the P – A – R – K !

5.   Shopping on Division and Damen

  • Ruby Room
  • Pump
  • Dress
  • BCBG
  • Lulu lemon
  • Marc Jacobs
  • G boutique

4.   Piece Pizza and Brewery

Not only a great spot and brew champion, Piece Pizza is a sponsor of the Walter Payton Grizzlies – another reason to support this fine establishment!!!

3.  Arami

Voted top new restaurant by Chicago Magazine, another successful and favorite dining destination by friend Ty Fujimura

2.  Transportation

Blue Line

Bus 9

Bus 70

Noble Square is moments away from I 90/94, the loop, the blue line, and easy ways to get just about anywhere!
View 1508 W Cortez – Noble Square Chicago in a larger map

1.  1508 W Cortez – #2     Two bedroom duplex condo for sale – $ 299,000

What a warm and wonderful home!  View the video to see the many amenities this home offers!

Contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff to view this fantastic Noble Square home.

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