Chicago Chain Stores Join Day Without Immigrants

Chicago Chain Stores Join Day Without Immigrants

An estimated 100 Mexican and immigrant-owned stores shut down today to honor their workers and their contributions to the Chicago economy. The idea to boycott had been simmering on social media after an anonymous flyer called for undocumented immigrants, permanent residents, and citizens to abstain from going to work, school, or spending any money as a national act of protest against President Trump's xenophobic attacks.

Some Chicago employees felt retaliation in the days leading up to Thursday's Day Without Immigrants. Chain stores that are focused on the Mexican market hesitated to publicly support the protest until late last night, when community members and union-backers started making angry phone calls and blowing up grocers' Facebook pages.

In a letter to employees which went viral online, Pete's Fresh Market, owned by Greek immigrant Jimmy Dremonas, threatened employees with a 7-day suspension if they missed work on Thursday. But after receiving backlash through various mediums, Pete's rescinded their position.

Learning more throughout the day and after communicating with our employees and community members, Pete’s Fresh Market...

Posted by Pete's Fresh Market on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The following was a chain reaction, so to speak...

Cermak Produce: "To all our Hispanic people! Our company shows our support to employees and the entire Latino community, and we make the decision to remain closed today."

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Supermercados El Guero: "El Guero Supermarkets will remain closed in support of A Day Without Immigrants."

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La Chiquita: "We support our workers and all immigrants."

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In observation of the Hispanic protest taking place in Chicago. Torres Fresh Market will be closed tomorrow Thursday...

Posted by Torres Fresh Market on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Carnicería Jiménez permanecerá cerrado en este día por respeto y solidaridad a nuestra comunidad en el Día Sin...

Posted by Carnicerias Jimenez on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Other businesses that closed for the day in Chicago and nearby suburbs, in no specific order, are:

Libreria Giron

Los Comales

El Milagro

Taqueria Los Gallos

La Catedral Cafe

La Casa De Samuel

Doña Torta

Delaney’s Bridal

La Villita Bakery & Pizzeria

Metro PCS on Lawndale and on California

La Viñata Liquor

Ducky’s Car Wash on Kedzie

Floreria Gardenia

Melina Bridal

Escaramuza

Nuestro Mexico Lindo Restaurant

La Baguette Bakery on 26th

Don Pepe

Los Olivos

Piezano’s Pizza

Birrieria Patiños Ocotlan

Delicias Michoacanas

Giovanni’s Liquor

Izalco Restaurant

Ade Dollar Plus

Los Mangos

Estrella Supermercado

Joyeria Gabriel

Village Lavadoras

Dennis’ Carry Out

Gordillas

La Orquidea

Moreno’s Liquor

Mundo Musical

Davila’s

Rosadri

Cemitas

La Villita Cleaners

Dennis

Dulcelandia

Supermercado Guerrero

Atardecer Acalpuqueño

Los Cuatro Jalapeños

Almacenes Marias y Durango Western Wear

Pizza Tango

Torres Fresh Market

La Quinta De Los Reyes

Copacabana

Cremeria Santa Maria

El Pollo Feliz

Floreria El Eden

Mercadito La Economica

El Chisme

Supermercado Gela’s

El Barco

5 Rabanitos

Mezquite

Pacos Tacos

Yolis Tamales

Los Panchos Restaurant Bar

Pastel Cakes and More

Mariscos El Kora

Don Luis

Guapo Taco

La Vaca Restaurant

Studio One Tattoos

Barrera Shoe Repair

Roman Used Appliances

Machetes Big Quesadillas

Fogata Village

L’Patron

Gonzalez Liquors

Little Village Martial Arts

La Leona Tamales

Las Quecas

Vista Hermosa Restaurant

Discount Mall

Pozoleria San Juan

International Foods

MJ's Fast Food

Familia Fresh Market

El Cangrejo

Ram's Restaurant

Xoctli Restaurant

La Villa Envios

Back of the Yards Coffee Co.

La Internacional Supermercado y Taqueria

Restaurante Los Dos Compadres

El Ranchito Supermercado

Andrea's Bridal Boutique

Naty's Pizza

Pasteleria Bombon

La Lagartija Taqueria

Lalo's Restaurant

Morelia Supermarket

Source Fashion Corp.

Supermercado La Villita

Manolo's Tamales

Zacatacos

Cilantro Taco House

Taqueria Britos

La Fogata Restaurant

Windy City Produce

La Humita

Los Potrillos Food Market

Los Jalapeños Restaurant

Paleteria El Tamarindo Loco

City Cafe Restaurant

Panaderia Azucar

Arcoiris Paleteria

De Colores Pilsen

Zarai Ropa Tipica

La Casa Del Tequila

Metro Garage

Montes Mini Mart

La Esperanza Bakery

Nani's Mini Mart

Casique USA

Datt Express Paqueteria

Morelos Auto Electric Inc.

Salvador Welding LLC

Lily's Gift Shop

Realty of Chicago

Amerimax Real Estate

El Progreso Supermarket

Small Burger

Victor's Barber Shops

Torres Omar Jewelers

Caliente Grill & Bar

Isabella's Hair Studio

Los Sarapes Restaurant

La Villita Furniture

Dreamer Butterfly Cleaning

Gutierrez Professional Services

Modas Inc.

Alborada

Artemio's Bakery

Paleteria Las Tres Campanitas

La Quebrada Restaurant

La Scoop Neveria

Taco Stop

Pallets 4Less

Azul y Rosa Children's Wear

Martin's Auto Sale

La Huerta

Brighton Mini Mart

Corona Insurance Agency

La Flor De Jalisco Inc.

Carniceria La Providencia

Hispano Tax Services

Jesse's Flowers & Balloons

Indio Restaurant

Las Delicias De Michoacan

Teloloapan Mufflers and Breaks

Taco Depot

Valles Produce

D Fruta La Vida

Lindo Michoacan

Taqueria Los Barrilitos

Mi Costeñita

Carniceria & Licoreria El Torito

Casa Cafe

22nd Street Produce

Deluxe Black Car Service

Rita's Hair Design

La Reyna Del Descuento

Paleteria La Tropicana

Papa's Cache Sabroso Restaurant

Gallardo 1 Stop Services

FPS Express Inc.

Sick Life Tattoo

Carniceria La Hacienda

City Hair Salon

GTO Automotive Shop & Mufflers

Jessica Jewelry

El Habanero

Cafe Bella

Pueblo Nuevo

Lalo's Jewelry and Flower Shop

Fresh Market Place

Fervale Jewelry

Optica Crystal

El Pollo Giro

Azul 18

La Bella Boutique

Floreria Mexico

Neveria Razpachos

La Tepecoa Supermarket

Los Magueyes

El Solazo

El Veneno

La Valentina

Scalp Aesthetics

Saltillo Body Shop

Las Islas Maria

Xoco

Frontera Grill

Topolobombo

Mayfair Restaurant

El Gigante Supermercado

Taqueria El Kacheton

Carniceria Dos Gallos

Fruteria El Naranjo

Panaderia y Creperia Nuevo Leon

Don Churro

Ciao Amore

Doña Torta on Cermak

La Parada en Pilsen

Diez y Ocho

Lupita's Restaurant

Del Toro

Memo's Hot Dogs

Coyotes Restaurant

Cafe Monsivais

Paleteria El Sabor

Tecnicentro Automotriz

Tecnophone Corp.

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