Posts tagged "grocery store"

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood

Is Rahm Pimpin Englewood
I guess my age is catching up with me. I can remember the dreary bus ride along 63rd street to Lindblom Technical High School. The only non blighted spot on 63rd street was the 63rd Halsted Street mall. The mall had stores that included Sears, Jewel Foods and a movie theater. From my freshman year... Read more »

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco
The rumors had been flying for several months that Supervalu, the parent company of Jewel and Save-A-Lot stores was looking to sell the chains. Supervalu had previously announced that they were going to close over 200 stores nationwide. Today, they announced that Jewel-Osco would be sold. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-supervalu-to-sell-jewelosco-othe5-chains-to-cerberusled-group-20130110,0,1454046.story There had been rumors that the 87th Street(Dan Ryan)... Read more »

The Corner Grocery Store 2.0

The Corner Grocery Store 2.0
The corner grocery store has been a part of Chicago since the inception of the city. Ask any Chicagoan and they can tell you stories about going to Mr/Mrs Jones corner store for their parents/grandparents. The neighborhood grocer was respected in the community and took pride in the products he offered as he consumed these... 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 »

Food Desert or Bad Choices?

As a child I remember the 71st Street fruit and vegetable markets. My elementary school hated pomegranate or plumograms (as some of my classmates called them)season because we would have stains all over the building. The markets carried all the greens, beans, tomatoes, etc. Also, their was a fish market “Market Fish”,a local meat market... Read more »

This Past Saturday In Chatham

This past Saturday, the Chatham community got a sneak peak at the new Thomas Wortham IV Playlot at  Cole Park.  Volunteers from Friends of the Park, Chicago Police Department, Gold Star Families, Wisconsin National Guard, Evergreen Park Police and Fire Departments, 6th Ward Alderman’s office, Alderman Roderick Sawyer and community residents setup new equipment, laid... Read more »
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