Hilco

13 Feb 19
WWD

Robert D’Loren’s firm bought Halston Heritage and is looking to grow the designer’s name online and beyond.

12 Feb 19
Block Club Chicago
PILSEN —  With Ald. Danny Solis missing in action, no new developments will be approved in the 25th Ward for at least three months, when Solis’ successor is sworn in, the disgraced alderman’s top aide acknowledged Tuesday morning. In an email addressed to 25th Ward residents, Solis’ chief of staff Francisco Lassio wrote that all development projects requiring aldermanic or zoning approval would be decided on by the next alderman. Such decisions are beyond the scope of Lassio’s duties, he said. The email comes one day after Block Club’s report on what happens when a ward’s alderman — in this case Solis — goes missing. Block Club tried multiple times to reach Lassio for that story. Since a bombshell Sun-Times report Jan. 23 revealed Solis was wearing a wire, secretly recording Ald. Ed Burke (14th) for the feds, the veteran alderman has been missing from City Hall — and the ward he was elected to serve. A day after he was revealed to be a mole for the FBI, Solis missed January’s City Council meeting. He hasn’t been seen since. RELATED: Where Is Danny Solis? Missing Alderman Won’t Step Down — But He’s Not On The Job, Either A new alderman will likely be sworn in on May 20. After the elections are certified by the Board of Election Commissioners, the City Council will decide on a date to swear in new alderman. Five candidates are vying for the 25th Ward seat. Last month, Solis’ absence caused two public meetings on a proposed 24-story building at 37 S. Sangamon St. and a proposed 18-story building at 19 N. May St. in the West Loop to be postponed. Carla Agostinelli, executive director of the West Loop group, confirmed the meetings were canceled because Solis or a representative from his office weren’t available to attend the meetings. The meetings won’t be rescheduled until “adequate representation” from the ward office can be present, Agostinelli said. Just last week, the city’s Department of Planning and Development had to put a plan to modernize an industrial area inside Little Village on ice, a project a year in the making, in part because Solis is MIA. The Little Village Industrial Corridor is currently located in four wards — including Solis’ 25th Ward. The city department was “unable to confirm aldermanic availability” for the meeting, said Kevin Bargnes, Department of Planning spokesman. Solis and Little Village Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22nd), who has been in rehab since he was charged with domestic violence, have been absent at City Hall. The halt will likely affect projects in Pilsen, as well. Hilco Partners aim to build a giant data center at the old Fisk Generating Station in the neighborhood. With Solis gone, approval for the spring and summer farmers market and other activities at Mary Bartleme Park in the West Loop have been halted, too, said Armando Chacon, president of the park’s advisory council. While the 25th Ward office can’t approve development proposals, Lassio said 25th Ward staff “continues to handle all city service requests.” And Lassio, who has served as chief of staff since July 2018, has been in communication with Solis, he said. “I recognize the confusion residents, organization leaders and business owners may have with the nature of this unprecedented, ongoing federal investigation,” he said. “But rest assured I am in communication with the Alderman for work-related items…” Ward residents who need city services can reach 25th Ward staff at 773-523-4100, at Ward25Chicago@gmail.com or at the ward office, 1645 S. Blue Island Ave. in Pilsen. As an elected alderman, Solis oversees a diverse group of neighborhoods including Pilsen, Chinatown, the West Loop, South Loop and McKinley Park. Solis is paid $115,992 annually and receives access to benefits, which include healthcare, according to city records. Solis will continue to collect a check unless he resigns. Upon retirement, Solis stands to receive 70 percent of his annual salary. Read the full email here: Ald. Danny Solis’ 25th Ward office is located at 1645 W. Blue Island Ave. in Pilsen. Do stories like this matter to you? Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.
10 Feb 19
Pinkney's Music

As a British teenager, there seems no better way to begin a blog centred around the music business than to talk about HMV.  Growing up, this was obviously at the forefront of music business on the high street. First opening in 1921 on the streets of London, it felt as though its legacy would never […]

08 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

THMV's new owner hopes to reopen the chain's flagship store on Oxford Street, and is in talks with the landlords of the remaining 27 stores, which were closed earlier this week. Doug Putman, the 34-year-old chief of Canada's Sunrise Records, rescued 100 HMV stores from the administration and banned an offer from Mike Ashley of […]

08 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

THMV's new owner hopes to reopen the chain's flagship store on Oxford Street, and is in talks with the landlords of the remaining 27 stores, which were closed earlier this week. Doug Putman, the 34-year-old chief of Canada's Sunrise Records, rescued 100 HMV stores from the administration and banned an offer from Mike Ashley of […]

07 Feb 19

Patel v Sharma, 2019 NY Slip Op 00452 [2d Dept. 2019] The Supreme Court should not have granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on a ground not raised in the defendant’s motion (see Singletary v Alhalal Rest., 163 AD3d 738; Mew Equity, LLC v Sutton Land Servs., LLC, 144 AD3d 874, 877; Quizhpe v Luvin Constr., […]

06 Feb 19
Troy Hernandez

Yesterday I returned home from the fourth 25th Ward aldermanic forum to find an email sent on the behalf of Roberto Perez, CEO of Hilco Redevelopment Partners.  It appears that many community organizations have received this email and I expect the other candidates as well.  They state: We are in the very early stages of […]

06 Feb 19
More UK News

Image caption The Byres Road branch of Fopp was popular with many artists from Scotland’s music scene. It was the mothership of an independent record shop empire that grew from a one-man Glasgow market stall to 100 stores across the UK. Fopp on Byres Road helped shape the musical tastes of thousands of Scots and […]

06 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

For millions of teenagers, this was the highlight of the week. Take a bus into town, check out the local music store for the huge selection of blank record covers. And if anyone notices, you would take him to the counter, where a shop assistant will let you try out in a soundproof cabin. For […]

06 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

For millions of teenagers, this was the highlight of the week. Take a bus into town, check out the local music store for the huge selection of blank record covers. And if anyone notices, you would take him to the counter, where a shop assistant will let you try out in a soundproof cabin. For […]