Tag: Unwrap Chicago

The 'Eat Local' Ethos of Chicago Uncommon Ground

The Unwrap Chicago campaign organized by the non-profit Local First Chicago is mainly focused on persuading consumers to do their holiday shopping at locally owned small businesses. But it is also calling attention to restaurants — such as Uncommon Ground, which has two locations on the North Side — that are locally owned. The Uncommon... Read more »

Buying Local in Chicago: Q-and-A With Patty Erd of The Spice House

The Unwrap Chicago campaign, conducted by the non-profit group Local First Chicago, is aimed at persuading consumers to spend their holiday shopping dollars with locally owned small businesses. But why buy local? The Spice House in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood exemplifies some of the best reasons. There is the freshness of the products. The spices... Read more »

Unwrapping Chicago: The Virtues of Buying Local for the Holidays

So the Black Friday frenzy is over, American Express’ Small Business Saturday has passed and Cyber Monday has timed out. And thanks to the fact that Thanksgiving was Nov. 22 (as early as it can be), what can you do with almost a month of shopping days left before Christmas? Here’s a suggestion: Visit locally... Read more »