Spiteful Brewing is expanding. Credit: Julia Thiel

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That Spiteful Brewing will soon be neighbors with Half Acre? Ryan Smith

• The Wall Street Journal‘s profile of Chicago bop king Dlow? Leor Galil

• About the reason Chipotle is closing all restaurants on February 8? Sue Kwong

• That the problem with quality journalism is that it has no audience? Ryan Smith

• That 25-year-old wunderkind composer-conductor Mattew Aucoin, from whom the Lyric commissioned a children’s opera last year (he’s also worked with the CSO), has been appointed artist in residence at the Los Angeles Opera? Kate Schmidt

• That Uptown record and book shop Shake, Rattle, and Read begins its good-bye with a four-day going-out-of-business sale today? Leor Galil

• That a Irving Park man plans to build what would be the city’s only gun shop along the lines of an Apple Store for firearms? Ryan Smith

• That the Cook County Democratic Party has endorsed Kim Foxx for state’s attorney? John Dunlevy