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    Chicagoans...What is this place?

    I've been past it a number of times since moving here. It's at about 46 E. Chicago and I always see track bikes locked up outside. But I never see anything distinguishing about the store fronts that would lead me to understand why all these fixed riders hang out there. Anyone know what is in that area?
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    Just a few blocks west of Water Tower Place, right? I can't be sure, but I always had the feeling it was a messenger company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie
    46 E. Chicago
    Fight Club
    CRAP!
    I blew it...

    (it is a Jimmy Johns)
    Last edited by pitboss; 01-20-05 at 09:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie
    I've been past it a number of times since moving here. It's at about 46 E. Chicago and I always see track bikes locked up outside. But I never see anything distinguishing about the store fronts that would lead me to understand why all these fixed riders hang out there. Anyone know what is in that area?
    Yo' mama's house!

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    It's some sandwich shop I think. Not a Potbelly's, but some other one that does delivery.

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    Like 165 said, a Jimmy John's. I've talked to some of those cats in the summer every so often. If you really want to see a lot of track/messenger bikes locked up, go to LaSalle and Ohio - a messenger depot/grubbage spot. It was right next to the studio my band just recorded in, and so every time I went out, I got to look at some nice track bikes, talk to some messengers. It was a nice break from recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie
    I've been past it a number of times since moving here. It's at about 46 E. Chicago and I always see track bikes locked up outside. But I never see anything distinguishing about the store fronts that would lead me to understand why all these fixed riders hang out there. Anyone know what is in that area?
    You call Jimmy John's undistinguising?

    Bastard.

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    Jimmy John's... *fumes*

    or, as a former co-worker once put it, "Hit ya Mom's"...

    ...who subsequently stole $2000 and disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labratmatt
    Yo' mama's house!
    Did you just do a yo' mama joke on this forum?
    You lazy @#*&#....

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    Thanx chums. That clears that up.
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    Funny, all the delivery guys at Jimmy Johns in Boulder also ride fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Did you just do a yo' mama joke on this forum?
    You lazy @#*&#....
    Sorry. Please excuse my lame ass.

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    to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    Fight Club
    CRAP!
    I blew it...

    Now we get to beat you with no self-defense on your part! Cool!
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

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    eviction notice? notice of closing? what gives>

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    Oh my... Jimmy John's. Those are good. I haven't had one of those since the last time I was in Milwaukee or maybe Indianapolis.

    m.

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    I think that's a for rent sign for the above units. Dude, I totally want to move there! Jimmy Johns all the time plus I can on the stoop with an Old Style 16oz fan can and check out all the fine ladies heading. Maybe on a nice Friday night I could stroll over to Gibsons for dinner & have a few drinks at Whiskey Sky afterwards...

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    i used to live @ 40 E Cedar St. right across from gibson's and the Frog Bar. Easy access to oak st beach and mag mile. used to work 2 blocks from wrigley and wither ride up clark st or the lakefront to work for 5 years. ah, the good old days/
    I have enough words to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble.

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    Yeah, that sounds nice!

    Years ago I worked for Bank One (it was First Chicago back then) at the main branch. I worked 3rd shift over one summer with two guys name Jose in some office. But the best part was riding home at 4am down Michigan Ave and down the lake front home.

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    yeah - I miss pushing through the canyon at 7am. Crossing the river southbound into the dark depths and swift speed of the loop...nothing like that in any other place I have ridden so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crustedfish
    eviction notice? notice of closing? what gives>

    As is Where "to go" if you want a cheap sexual favor. It's 165's corner.
    "I can't go on, I'll go on..." —S. Beckett

    "Ta det lungnt." —Dungen

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