Joe Deegan

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neighborhoods/normal-heights -- Normal Heights

Forget the advice a recent Slate.com article proclaimed that flooding a neighborhood with bars and restaurants is good for local businesses, creates jobs and promotes social interaction. Peope in Normal Heights are grumbling about the parking problems that the new Heights Tavern is creating on Adams Avenue. Already the Ould Sod is two doors over and Rosie O'Gradys in katycorner at Adams and 34th. And soon the old Lou Jones bar, which has been sold, will be replaced by a new bar right next door to the Heights. The Adams Avenue Business District (BID) thiinks it's got it all figured out. But the grumbling gets louder and louder. And dont' forget there are two new wine bars on Adams in Kensington and the new Soda and Swine meatball haven at the corner of Adams and 3oth in North Park.
— April 5, 2013 10:56 a.m.