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While Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture and the Art Institute of Chicago will forever be Windy City classics, the once-downtrodden Logan Square area is coming into its own. Last year, the Art Deco Logan Theatre reopened after a six-month renovation, and now shows a mix of classic and blockbuster films and serves craft brews at its retro bar. Wander down Milwaukee Avenue to find indie-minded startups, from Shop 1021, which sells a selection of well-edited gifts such as Fred glassware, to the charmingly ramshackle Uncharted Books. —Rod O’Connor

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While Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture and the Art Institute of Chicago will forever be Windy City classics, the once-downtrodden Logan Square area is coming into its own. Last year, the Art Deco Logan Theatre reopened after a six-month renovation, and now shows a mix of classic and blockbuster films and serves craft brews at its retro bar. Wander down Milwaukee Avenue to find indie-minded startups, from Shop 1021, which sells a selection of well-edited gifts such as Fred glassware, to the charmingly ramshackle Uncharted Books. —Rod O’Connor

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