We had another fun and profitable afternoon at Marty’s Martini Bar on May 20th. Once again, owner Marty Rogo donated the profits from all drinks served between 2:00 to 5:00 that afternoon. We made $474 for our cause. Many thanks to Marty for hosting, and to everyone who stopped in.
Vea Cleary, a Master’s Candidate in Interior Design, was on hand to discuss her concept for renovating one of the Edgewater Medical Center buildings, transforming it into an LGBTQ-friendly seniors’ residence. The plan provides affordable housing and a range of community-accessible amenities, such as a pool, gym and a casual restaurant. Vea talked to almost everybody who walked through the door, generating lots of good buzz. Click here to see the banner she displayed showing her vision.
We also collected 15 signed letters asking Mayor Emanuel for his assistance with our project. We need his help to assure that the redevelopment plan for the former hospital site is balanced and includes a sizable neighborhood park. The letters are in the mail and on their way to his office.
Click the link below to see the letter. Please take a moment to print it, read it, sign it, and mail it to Mayor Emanuel. Feel free to add remarks, or, if the letter inspires you to say something different–draft your own. Let Mayor Emanuel know his assistance would be greatly appreciated. And if you hear back from him, please let us know what he said.
Thanks in advance for your help.