Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to be part of Peapod’s new virtual grocery stores at transit stations throughout the Chicagoland area. From the Red line Sox/35th stop to suburban stops such as Grayslake, Peapod has put virtual grocery stores on billboards all over Chicago. Across the United States, Peapod is also trying these virtual grocery stores in places like Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Washington, and Philadelphia. The virtual grocery store works through QR codes; the commuter uses their smartphone to download the free PeapodMobile app and then scans the QR codes of the food items they’d like to purchase. The Chicago virtual stores feature not only Eli’s Cheesecake, but a selection of Chicago’s Best including Lou Malanati’s, Garrett’s Popcorn and Wildfire. For more information, check out these articles http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/01/4870406/peapodcom-is-first-in-us-to-launch.html or http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410366,00.asp
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New CTA Map showing the Pink Line going from the loop to the 54th/Cermak Station in Cicero.
Growing up in Chicago, I was always interested in the development of urban rail in Chicago. Growing up in Skokie, I was a charter
member of the Overhead & Third Rail Club at Niles North High School, with my long time dear friend, Rory Packer. That interest came out of the summers commuting downtown on the Evanston Express and taking a train that had been built in the 1920′s
I even remember being on the Howard line of the CTA and seeing the distinctive trains of the Chicago, Northshore and Milwaukee Railroad. Started in 1915, and expanded under the leadership of Samuel Insull, the Northshore provided direct service between downtown Chicago and downtown Milwaukee using the right of way of the CTA. The Northshore ran until 1963 when it was discontinued for economic reasons.
Today, Sunday, June 25th was a significant day in Chicago rail history with the debut of the Pink Line on the CTA. Using the Paulina Connector, abandoned in 1964 , that links the CTA tracks on Lake to Congress, there is now a new route from the loop to Cicero–covering 10 miles with 22 stations, including the station Kedzie that serves the neighborhood at Ogden & Kedzie where my dad opened his first restaurant.
On its first day of operation, a brightly colored Pink Line Train photographed at the Clinton Station on the way to the loop.
The word of tthe day is “Think Pink” at the Polk Street Station.
View of the Chicago skyline to the east as the Pink Line train head south on the Paulina Connector.
View of the United Center to the west on the Paulina Connector.