Posts tagged "chatham business association"

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 »

When Speedy Isn't Good

When Speedy Isn't Good
Recently, it was brought to my attention that a Payday Loan store was coming to the community. The site at 8701 S Cottage Grove, which was previously a Michaels’s muffler will be the new home to Speedy Cash. Speedy Cash of Wichita Kansas currently has no locations in Chicago and this choice of locations is... Read more »

Should We Bar the Dance /Drill Teams From Soliciting on our Corners?

Should We Bar the Dance /Drill Teams From Soliciting on our Corners?
I wrote the following post back in 2010 and the “footwork” dance craze was going on. Fast forward to 2012 while riding throughout ┬áthe Southside of the city I noticed that this summer the same thing is still going on. Whether its 95th,87th,79th Dan Ryan or on the far Southaeast side on Indianapolis Blvd. While... 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 »

Getting Back to Cosbyville: How do we do it

Getting Back to Cosbyville: How do we do it
In the 1980′s “The Cosby Show” was the #1 television show in America. I was in college and remember that we would rush from class to gather around televisions to watch the show and the subsequent spin off “A Different World’. We would do this because there were shows on TV that we truly could... Read more »

An Open Letter to Alderman Sawyer- What Chatham Residents Want

An Open Letter to Alderman Sawyer- What Chatham Residents Want
Several weeks ago there was a post about what Chatham residents wanted http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/what-chatham-residents-want/to see in their community. Since that post residents have sent emails and made comments on this subject. This past weekend our Alderman issued a press release encouraging residents “To Shop Local”. There was an intersting comment made about the press release Revitalizing... Read more »
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What Chatham Residents Want

What Chatham Residents Want
Over the past several weeks Chatham residents told EZ Pawn No. They told Richard Milburn Alternative High School No. These actions have caused some to feel that saying NO is counterproductive to the growth of the community. When Lakeview, Beverly, or Rodgers Park say NO its Ok. Others say Chatham residents do not know what... Read more »

This Weekend in Chatham and Surrounding Area

Soul Food Restaurants Close Because African Americans Move? NOT

Several days ago the Chicago Sun Times ran an article from the Associated Press (AP) that contended that Soul Food restaurants in the city were closing because African Americans were moving out of the City of Chicago. The Soul Food restaurants in Chatham were used to prove this theory. Duct tape covers a large crack... Read more »
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Local Neighborhood Eats for the Holiday

Local Neighborhood Eats for the Holiday
During the Labor Day weekend 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- Get all your grocery items Wings Around the World- 25 flavors from 9 countries. Great for those days you don’t want to cook and holiday parties... Read more »