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Cord Cutter Packages from Comcast & AT&T
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Plain Sep 27, 2014.

Daycare Opening

Started Nov 21, 2013

Get a Sneak Peek at Your 2011 2nd Installment Property Tax Bill
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Plain Jul 2, 2012.

 

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Favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
We live in Riverside, but my business is in Oak Park. Favorite thing would have to be the location. It is great to work in an urban-lite community and retain easy access to the city.
Least favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Fiscal responsibility isn't exactly our calling card.
Interests & Hobbies
Meeting new people and playing tennis. I'm an avid reader, admitted coffee snob, and enjoy getting involved in community organizations as well.
Favorite local restaurant
Aripos
Favorite local shop or business
The 206 Oak Park
My Oak Park area business
I run a lifestyle financial planning practice here in Oak Park. You can check out my website if you want to learn more.
My website
http://www.brianplain.com

Twitter and LinkedIn

If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, I'm @BrianPlain and @OakParkPlanner.

Here's my LinkedIn profile if you'd like to connect.

Latest Activity

Scott commented on Brian Plain's blog post New Restaurant Coming to South Blvd & Oak Park Ave
"The paper is off of the windows and it looked like they were having a party in their last night. Anyone have any info? "
Mar 11

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Becca commented on Brian Plain's blog post Oak Park Detour: Vault Escape
"Interesting. I will have to make a note. Thanks for sharing!"
Feb 23

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Brian Plain commented on Brian Plain's blog post Oak Park Detour: Vault Escape
"Forgot to include it above, but here's an article the RB Landmark did on Vault Escape recently."
Feb 23

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Brian Plain posted a blog post

Oak Park Detour: Vault Escape

I had never heard of a puzzle room before my neighbor Sarah told me she was opening one, but based on the reaction I've received from everyone I've told about it, apparently I've been missing out!Their puzzle room business, which is now open on Saturdays & Sundays, is called Vault Escape and is located…See More
Feb 23
Ed replied to Brian Plain's discussion In Search of a Quality Auto Mechanic
"I would suggest you try private mechanic that is best way I see and save lot money . his email Volvochicago@live.com he knows other cars to fix also but is specialist on volvo he fixed my friends and family other cars Bmw Toyota etc also"
Feb 18

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Brian Plain commented on Brian Plain's blog post New Coffee Shop in South OP: The 206 Oak Park
"In case you missed it, The 206 has been sold and aims to transition into an Ethiopian…"
Feb 13

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Brian Plain commented on Becca's blog post Marion Street Market Renovations Underway
"Here's an announcement from this week's Wednesday Journal with more information on the re-branding."
Jan 28
Katina joined Brian Plain's group
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Local Business Owners

A group for local business owners to share ideas, network and meet other business owners.
Jan 5
Ross Oberlin commented on Brian Plain's blog post RC Training & Fitness now open in Oak Park
"Thanks for sharing this, Brian!  We're so excited to bring this training model to the Oak Park area!  I'm so passionate about what I'm doing here and can't wait to share it with anyone who's interested. If you guys…"
Jan 5

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Becca commented on Brian Plain's blog post RC Training & Fitness now open in Oak Park
"Sounds like a great addition. Just in time for folks to get in shape next year!"
Dec 29, 2015

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Brian Plain posted a blog post

RC Training & Fitness now open in Oak Park

RC Training & Fitness is now open at 248 W Madison in Oak Park.Ross, the owner who I've gotten to know, gave me a sneak peek of his space today and I have to say it's not like anything else I've seen here in Oak Park. He's providing personal training rather than…See More
Dec 29, 2015

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Russ M commented on Brian Plain's blog post Another new restaurant for Oak Park?
"Nando's in the West Loop was excellent and will be a welcome addition to Oak Park!"
Dec 23, 2015

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OakParkGirl commented on Brian Plain's blog post Another new restaurant for Oak Park?
"Oooh, that is exciting. Glad to hear we don't have just another hamburger or pizza place coming."
Dec 23, 2015

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Brian Plain commented on Brian Plain's blog post Another new restaurant for Oak Park?
"Awesome. Glad to hear you guys liked it, Becca. And yes, it wasn't exactly where I expected to find "breaking" Oak Park restaurant news either."
Dec 22, 2015

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Becca commented on Brian Plain's blog post Another new restaurant for Oak Park?
"BTW, it's a little odd that the news about Nando's is buried in the OakPark.com story. The food lover in me may be overreacting, but I think it's a pretty big deal."
Dec 22, 2015

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Becca commented on Brian Plain's blog post Another new restaurant for Oak Park?
"Are you serious? Wow! That is amazing news. We just went to the West Loop location for the first time on Sunday and really liked it. Thanks for making my day!"
Dec 22, 2015

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Brian Plain's Blog

Oak Park Detour: Vault Escape

I had never heard of a puzzle room before my neighbor Sarah told me she was opening one, but based on the reaction I've received from everyone I've told about it, apparently I've been missing out!

Their puzzle room business, which is now open on Saturdays & Sundays, is called…

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Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

RC Training & Fitness now open in Oak Park

RC Training & Fitness is now open at 248 W Madison in Oak Park.

Ross, the owner who I've gotten to know, gave me a sneak peek of his space today and I have to say it's not like anything else I've seen here in Oak Park. He's providing personal…

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Posted on December 29, 2015 at 8:25pm — 2 Comments

Another new restaurant for Oak Park?

In reading through this OakPark.com article today, I noticed that there is a new restaurant called Nando's Peri-Peri slated to take over the old Penzeys Spices location on Lake Street and open in the next few months.

Looking through their website, it appears that they specialize in South African / Portuguese…

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Posted on December 22, 2015 at 10:32pm — 5 Comments

New Coffee Shop in South OP: The 206 Oak Park

If you are espresso lover / snob like myself and/or a fan of waffles, you'll be happy to know that The 206 Oak Park coffee shop is now open at 818 S Oak Park Ave in the old Yova coffee shop space.

You might have seen a food truck of the same name around town over…

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Posted on August 10, 2015 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

New Restaurant Coming to South Blvd & Oak Park Ave

I stumbled across this article on Crain's tonight. Sounds like there will be new restaurant, Citrine Cafe, coming to the corner of South Blvd and Oak Park Ave in the fall. It appears the owner is an Oak Park resident who owns & operates a number of other restaurants,…

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Posted on April 28, 2015 at 7:58pm — 7 Comments

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At 2:32pm on August 24, 2011, mara.nicandro said…
Thanks and I appreciate the offer, I know I will need it.
At 4:42pm on March 1, 2011, Jill Robertson said…
Thanks for the welcome, Brian! I fixed my website link right away. Looking for new ways to assimilate in the small business community here in Oak Park. Let me know if you have any secrets/ideas!
At 10:56am on December 9, 2010, Camille said…
Thanks Brian!
At 12:16am on December 9, 2010, cathleen kushnick said…
Hello Brian, Thank you for the kind words. I wouldn't call moving here in winter "brave" so much as *certifiable". I look forward to participating in the group.
Best, Cathy
At 12:53pm on December 3, 2010, Ann said…
Hey Brian-
Thanks.
Here's something interesting I'm involved with-in case anyone's cup overfloweth with cash destined to be spent on a good cause.

I have a piece in this show/ The auction is tomorrow night. Should be extremely cool.
http://buyartnotpeople.org/

-Ann
At 4:19pm on December 1, 2010, Nancy Kalinowski said…
Thank you Brian! Looking forward to the group meeting on the 16th. I will make sure to post our holiday schedule in the next few weeks.
At 4:16pm on November 15, 2010, Eden Novak DeGenova said…
Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to connecting with everyone!
eden
At 9:01pm on September 3, 2010, Mai Tuyet Pho said…
Thanks Brian, I appreciate it!
Mai
At 11:15am on May 13, 2010, Laura Kaufman said…
Thanks for the welcome, Brian.

Glad to have connected to this resource, and I look forward to meeting -- perhaps at a future Meetup.

Laura
At 2:57pm on April 25, 2010, Amy said…
Thanks for the warm welcome!
 
 
 

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