Here's the problem-an old Buick Regal is parked over the track
despite signs warning drivers to not park there. Business Is
booming on New Years Eve at Sam's Liquors across the street,
leading to parking congestion. To the left is Kingsbury St.
There is no rail service on this section of Kingsbury past the
Goose Island lead as the area rapidly converts to retail and
residential use. Even a Starbucks coffee shop is now open at
Kingsbury and North Ave. just a block or two down on the
left-overlooking the old tracks in the street.
To the distant left in the picture is the former Peter Hand
Brewery which closed in the early 1980s. It's been converted to
other uses. The old Milwaukee Road line used to serve two other
breweries at one time farther up the line, Birk Brothers near
Clybourn and Best Brewing near Belmont. The Birk Brothers complex
is long gone, while the Best Brewing site was converted to upscale
apartments during the 1980s.