Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

Finally! The new Lush Cosmetics on Damen will open Friday at 11:00 a.m., according to this Racked Chicago post. The company sells handmade naturally derived soaps, creams, gels and other personal products for men and women.

Police patrolling the 1300 block of N. Ashland Ave. last Friday night, approached four men who fled upon seeing the officers. The police gave a short foot chase, when one of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at the officers, prompting them to return fire. The suspects fled but were apprehended in 1300 block of N. Bosworth after calling an ambulance. All four men were taken into custody and a weapon has been recovered. Read more about this story.

According to this post on Reddit, there was a home invasion near Oakley and Shakespeare in the Bucktown neighborhood on Oct. 21. Two men knocked on a door and then rushed in a beat the person who answered. Please be aware of crimes like these happening in the neighborhood and report suspicious persons to 311 or 911.

Interior Designer David L. Smith bought this historic, 5 bedroom Bucktown home at 2156 W. Concord Place in April 2000 for $925,000. The home was recently put back on the market for a whopping $4.4 million! As reported in this Chicago Blockshopper article, Smith is an interior designer who’s had his work featured in Decor, Traditional Home and the Chicago Tribune. From the looks of it, he sure used his expertise to spruce the place up!

Brian and Fred Rosen, the guys who brought you Sam’s Wines and Spirits, are bringing more top-notch booze to the hood with Evolution Wines and Spirits opening at 1704 N. Milwaukee Ave. The store will carry wines from around the world, craft beers, and other liquors.

The Feast Chicago features this article about yet another Pan-Asian BYOB in Wicker Park, Thee Asian at 1811 W. North Ave. Getting your drink on should be easy, with Cellar Rat and Life’s a Cabernet so close by.

Guy Fieri, host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives popped by Wicker Park’s Irazu. Check it out in this YouTube clip, and if you haven’t been to Irazu lately, you can still dine outside even when the weather turns cold, due to a new insulated patio!