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Spring Forward

Your Spring-Preparedness Guide Is Ready

It’s a little warmer. It’s a little sunnier. Dare we say it’s a little springier out there? But... maybe you’re rusty. Maybe you’re not sure what to do with all this fresh air and sunshine. Well, this should at least get you started.

A Bike Shop That Now Has Empanadas
THE WHEEL WORLD

A Bike Shop That Now Has Empanadas

The open road is out there. Naturally, you’ll want to tune up your bike. Sure, you could go somewhere that’s not Ancien Cycles, which won’t have a brand-new café with empanadas for you to enjoy or couches for you to laze on while you wait. But that would just be silly.

Denim Jacket. Floral Shirt. Good to Go.
INDEPENDENCE PLAY

Denim Jacket. Floral Shirt. Good to Go.

Nothing says “Hi, spring. I’m here now” like a knockabout indigo denim jacket or a floral short-sleeve button-down from Saturdays, both of which are now available (with free shipping this weekend) from Independence. Except for actually saying “Hi, spring. I’m here now.”

A Shoe Shine for the Entire Office
SCUFF BREAK

A Shoe Shine for the Entire Office

Rough winter on your shoes. It’s okay, though. You can make it up to them by calling Shinola. Soon, a consummate pro specializing in large-group shoe shines will arrive at your office to spruce up everybody’s winter-worn leather. Productivity may take a hit on this one.

Basically a CSA for Juices and Snacks
SQUEEZE AND THANK YOU

Basically a CSA for Juices and Snacks

Lot of comfort food happened this winter. Lot of comfort food. Related: Owen & Alchemy, the Logan Square juicery with a knack for turning healthy things into delicious things, is about to launch a subscription delivery service where they send you snacks and juices and stuff. See. It was related.

’Tis the Season for... Bouldering
THE BOULDER AND THE BEAUTIFUL

’Tis the Season for... Bouldering

Starting this month, your favorite weird/great community center/rock-climbing gym will host DJs every Thursday and Saturday, yoga classes and an introductory bouldering course for those interested in scaling walls without harnesses. And dancing without harnesses. Maybe that last part was implied.

DJs Thursdays and Saturdays starting Mar 26, Learn to Boulder classes starting Mar 15, Brooklyn Boulders, 100 S Morgan St, 312-268-0002

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