Monthly Archives: July 2008

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Donates $500,000 to Mercy Hospital

Sr. Sheila Lyne, RSM, CEO of Mercy Hospital graciously accepts Avon's $500,000 donation.

Sr. Sheila Lyne, RSM, CEO of Mercy Hospital graciously accepts Avon's $500,000 donation.



Eastgate Village’s local neighbor, Mercy Hospital, was the recent proud recipient of a $500,00 donation check from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, an event that brought over 4,000 participants who raised an astonishing $9.1 million.

Mercy’s Foundation will use the generous grant to support the patient navigation program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, enhance services with the addition of a state-of-the-art Breast Module Tracking System, and supports the purchase of a new digital mammography machine and ultrasound platform.

Eastgate Village is home to many of Mercy’s physicians and other clinical staff, as well as high-energy, interesting professionals who work all over Chicago. Many thanks to Avon in supporting our important neighbor!

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Couple Finds Eastgate Village is the Perfect In-Town Weekend Getaway!

Another owner profile tells the story of a couple that chose Eastgate Village as the perfect weekend getaway location.

Tom and Amanda write:

I first learned about Eastgate Village from a local hospital, where I am a doctor. The idea to live in the city just fell into my lap. I had wondered about the idea of buying in Chicago, but I hadn’t looked into it. Through the hospital, I got the first choice of homes, so I said, “Sure, why not?” When I looked into it a bit further and brought my wife and family to view the community, that’s when we made the decision to buy.

My wife and I had never bought a new home before, so we didn’t have anything to compare it to. The process was pleasant overall and the staff was helpful. Kim was our first contact before switching to University Station. Then Natalie became our contact at that point. I had stressed because I didn’t think Natalie had any financial incentive to be helpful, but she always took the time to answer any of our questions and should be commended.

I grew up on the north side but the location of Eastgate Village is great, especially if the Olympics come to Chicago. It’s right by the hospital parking lot and right across from McCormick Place. The location is convenient to Michigan Avenue and if I don’t want to drive, there is a bus that will take me there directly.

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Community’s Streets Named After Local DJ, Irish Nun

A little known fact about Eastgate Village? In a ceremony last fall, two of our streets were dedicated to two very notable people — Mother Catherine McAuley, the Irish nun who founded the Sisters of Mercy, and Herbert Rogers Kent, Honorary Mayor of Bronzeville and an important figure in Chicago radio history.

Herbert Rogers Kent, the "Honorary Mayor of Bronzeville, jokes with the audience at the Eastgate Village street dedication in the fall of 2007.

Herbert Rogers Kent, the "Honorary Mayor of Bronzeville, jokes with the audience at the Eastgate Village street dedication in the fall of 2007.

Sr. Sheila Lyne, President and CEO of Mercy Hospital, accepted the honor on behalf of Mother Catherine McAuley. Michael Scott, a partner with Mercy Development, introduced honoree Herbert Rogers Kent, who noted “I hope this street inspires young people to reach their goals.” According to New West Realty President, Ted Mazola, this “is what over 115 families have already chosen to do.”

A 19th century nun and Chicago’s Cool Gent. Talk about diversity.

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Texas Transplant Finds Eastgate Village a Great Place to Live

Kenneth writes:

I am a multi-unit director for a restaurant company and I closed on my new townhome at Eastgate Village this past summer. Originally from El Paso, Texas,  I have lived in Schaumburg for the past two years. I first learned of Eastgate Village from my Coldwell Banker realtor. I was looking for a townhome or condo, somewhere in Chicago relatively close to downtown and had heard that the South Loop was a good area.

I chose Eastgate Village because I really liked the floor plans and thought the model homes were nicely done. I selected the McCormick floor plan and thought that the price was right — you got a lot of house for your money, it’s in close proximity to the South Loop and McCormick Place, and because I like to jog and run by the lake, it’s the perfect location.

The overall home buying process went very well. It was easy and the sales staff was great. Natalie was my salesperson and she did a fantastic job and was very responsive. The management company has done a great job also.

The community itself is building its character. It’s cool for me because I get to be on the ground floor. I plan on getting involved in the homeowners association. It’s great to be in a new community from the beginning.

I have also met several new and future residents — a lot of young professionals like doctors and attorneys. It’s a very diverse mix, which will make living at Eastgate Village an exciting and interesting experience.

I also like the floor plan’s layout and being able to pick out my home’s features — granite, counters, appliances, etc. My new home is custom made to fit my needs. And with a great location, it’s easy to use the CTA to go to the airports or to take the bus to get to the Mag Mile.

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Schedule Your Appointment Today

Visit our sales center today and we'll reward you with a $10 coupon to Dunkin' Donuts! Iced Vanilla Coffee, anyone?

Visit our sales center today and we'll reward you with a $10 coupon to Dunkin' Donuts! Iced Vanilla Coffee, anyone?

Schedule an appointment with us, and we’ll show you around Eastgate Village. Visit our online appointment scheduler and select any three dates and times that are convenient for you, and we’ll contact you with the one that works best. Together with one of our sales consultants, you’ll learn all about the community, the different residences and options — as well as answer any other questions you may have. It’s a nice, no-pressure way to really get a feel for Eastgate Village.

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Relax! Our Starbucks is Staying Open!

Our local Starbucks remains open -- for now.

Our local Starbucks remains open -- for now.

Residents of Eastgate Village can relax — for now — it seems our local Starbucks has dodged the proverbial bullet and avoided being one of the 600 branches nationwide that are slated for closing. According to an article over at ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com, 18 stores are planned to be closed in the Chicagoland area, though only two — in Elmhurst and Country Club Hills — have been named so far.

Wondering where the closest Starbucks is to Eastgate Village? While we favor the one just three blocks away at 2301 S. Martin luther King Drive, you can locate any of them nearby by going to the Starbucks web site and checking out their store locator (here, we’ve pre-searched the area for you!). Enjoy!

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Eastgate Village Hosts Balcony Gardening Competition

First place winner in the Eastgate Village balcony/garden decorating contest

First place winner in the Eastgate Village balcony/garden decorating contest

A balcony gardening competition was held on June 29 for all Eastgate Village residents and Denis Alexander won.  Other participants included Amanda Dijkas and Aaron Krumbah, along with his wife Hayden Christenson (the “Amazing Race” couple).  First place won a $300 VISA gift card, second place won a $200 gift card, and third place won a $100 gift card.

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