Posts tagged "business"

Chatham: It's Time For a Unpleasant But Necessary Conversation

Chatham: It's Time For a Unpleasant But Necessary Conversation
Several weeks ago we celebrated the grand opening of Fleck Coffee Company on 79th street. The business has been well received and the owners energy has invigorated others to upgrade their businesses and some to seriously consider opening a business on 79th. On our other commercial strips 87th and 75th we are seeing new business... Read more »

Is Chicago Seeing REDlining in Retail

Is Chicago Seeing REDlining in Retail
Last week LJ at The Sixth Ward Blog posted this article. The article from the Atlantic¬†Magazine¬†titled “Retail Redlining: One of the Most Pervasive Forms of Racism Left in America.”¬† The article centers around the response the Village Administrator from Olympia Fields received at a recent conference. In the article the Village Manager recounts a conversation... Read more »

Chatham 14 Theaters: Is the Best Yet To Come

Chatham 14 Theaters: Is the Best Yet To Come
Last night at the ICE Lawndale 10 theaters, they celebrated President Barack Obama victory over Mitt Romney. I’m quite sure it was a welcomed distraction for owners Mr and Mrs. Donzell and Alisa Starks. Unfortunately, the Starks could not celebrate with patrons who frequent Chatham 14 theaters located at 210 W. 87th. as the new... Read more »
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Where to Eat in Chatham This Holiday Weekend

Where to Eat in Chatham This Holiday Weekend
During the Labor Day weekend come and get your Garretts Popocorn but stay and go purchase goods from the following stores/restaurant. Brown Sugar Bakery- Cakes, Pies, baked goods Dat Donut- Some of the best donuts Chatham Food Market- Shop and stop at the new deli Wings Around the World- 25 flavors from 9 countries. Great... Read more »

Upcoming Community Events

Upcoming Community Events
10th Annual 6th District CAPS Block Club Convention Saturday June 2, 2012 8:00 am St. Sabina Catholic Church 1210 W 78th Place Info: 312.745.3641 Expungement Summit Saturday June 2, 2012 8:30 am Apostolic Church of God 6320 S Dorchester Info: 312.603.5200 Community Planning Meeting on Kennedy King College Reinvention Thursday June 7, 2012 6:00 pm... Read more »

Can Reggio's Pizza Get a Fair Deal from Chicago Public Schools

Can Reggio's Pizza Get a Fair Deal from Chicago Public Schools
Reggio’s Pizza started as a single restaurant on 79th street in Chatham over 20 years ago and grew to offering pizza’s to various foodservice providers including the Chicago Public Schools. Today, after several years of call from the company, community leaders and local politicians the Chicago Public Schools and their food vendoe Chartwells have not... Read more »
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The Fight To Save Brown Memorial Park: Is Race a Factor

The Fight To Save Brown Memorial Park: Is Race a Factor
Last week I wrote a post on saving Brown Park, here is my post: Last year I wrote a blog post about the parks in the 6th ward and one was Brown Memorial Park. Brown Memorial Park was established as the last parcel of a large lot of land formerly owned by the Nation of... Read more »

Chatham: The New 87th Street

Chatham: The New 87th Street
While the community grabbles with social issues, a main thorofare is becoming quite busy again. The 87th street cooridor going west has seen a number of new businesses now the development is coming east. Starting at 87th State Street, the Shell gas station is in the process of a $1.0 millon upgrade with new pumps... Read more »

What Happened to the Thompson Family

What Happened to the Thompson Family
This story was brought to me by one of my Facebook page readers. From the Doe Network Everett Thompson, Sr. Missing since July 5, 1996 from Chicago, Illinois Classification: Endangered Missing Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: March 12, 1956 Age at Time of Disappearance: 40 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6’0″;... Read more »
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The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside

The Walmart Era has Begun on the Southside
It’s official,the Walmart era has begun. The Walmart Express store opened approximately 6 months ago, in West Chatham,with a lot of fanfare that included a visit from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Yesterday the Walmart Superstore opened with the same fanfare. I wasn’t there for the rah rah speeches but went to see what was the hoopla... Read more »