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Uptown in the News  

February 14, 2004
Chicago Tribune
City sights, sounds stake Uptown claim
By Sharon Stangenes

Ride the CTA Red Line--not a car--to the Lawrence Avenue stop and walk the scant couple of blocks to the busy intersection of Lawrence Avenue, Broadway and Racine in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

In a short stroll, you will see the venerable Aragon Ballroom, a Starbucks coffee shop and, in a building with some of the most elaborate baroque terra cotta you are likely to find in the city, a store with Afro-centric art. The Buddhist Temple of Chicago is just around the corner.

The Phoenix at Uptown Square, a mixed-use retail and residential development, which looks like a ship trapped by streams of car traffic, is smack in the middle of all this diversity, both ethnic and economic....

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