Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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A year from now, if you happen upon the corner of Lawndale and Parkview Terrace on the Northwest Side and see a castle-like house with a turret, do not be alarmed. It is simply the home of Legion Records owner Rudy Acosta. Sure, the house will be 16 feet taller than all other houses and will be 5 feet closer to the street, but this man has a dream and a permit. Acosta wants to build a 6,700-square-foot limestone home resembling a medieval castle but his neighbors aren't too keen on the idea.

 
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