Coliseum Building 

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Location: Lake St. and 27th

This building once housed Freeman’s Department Store inside the Coliseum Building. It opened in 1917, and closed on 1975 with the commercial decline on Lake Street and the growth of national chains and suburban shopping. During the 70’s the basement was rented to notable tenants like The Suburbs and Citizen.

Photo: Carri Musil

Urban Cider

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Location: Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E. Lake St.

Jeff Zeitler’s tap room has finally opened in Longfellow. Jeff has been a homebrewer of wine and cider for decades. He sources all his fruit locally, and the tap room has everything from a fruit-forward pear cider to a dry apple to a gin-infused cider. There are also non-alcoholic versions. The tap room’s grand opening is this weekend and includes tours of the brewing room.

Photo: Rick Fuentes