Delays, shortages — and rising prices
This weekend, Frontline Books and Crafts will hold a Customer Appreciation Day as part of its ongoing bid to stay in business. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, and will feature guest speakers, performances, giveaways, and more.
Arts and Public Life (APL), the University of Chicago’s neighborhood arts programming department centered in Washington Park, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this past weekend with a “Back on the Block” community event on Oct. 9. The event took place on the 300 east block of Garfield Boul…
Hyde Park’s past and present connected over the weekend in the name of business when, on Sunday, Oct. 3, The Allure Chicago hosted Beverly Hill. Hill currently runs her own handmade gemstone jewelry business, Queen B, which she started more than two decades ago. But even earlier, Hill says, …
A South Side vegan restaurant is opening a new location at Woodlawn Station, the mixed-use housing development at the corner of 63rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue.
Frontline Books and Crafts, the Rastafari and Pan-African shop just off 53rd Street that has been a longtime community space and a persistent advocate for local Chicago authors, is in danger of closing its doors if the business cannot raise tens of thousands of dollars in the near future.
Opening a restaurant during a pandemic is very risky, but BarDavid on the ground floor of the David Rubenstein Forum benefits from an appealing concept and the University of Chicago's resources.
The Study at University of Chicago, a new hotel on the south end of the Midway Plaisance, will hold a soft opening on Sept. 16 while it continues to seek support from the community for a liquor license.
After more than forty years in south suburban Country Club Hills, sandwich shop Unbeatable Eatables is opening a Hyde Park location on Sept. 1.
"We have smaller class ratios, teacher-to-student ratios. We also have certified staff as well, which doesn't happen a lot of times in daycare centers."
“It has been nothing short of amazing,” said Bark and Bubbles Doggy Day Spa’s owner and founder Dajuana Young as she greeted clients, family and friends arriving for the business’s first anniversary party at its 1433 East Hyde Park Boulevard storefront on August 1.
The Velvet Collection in East Hyde Park is open by appointment only
Maurinise Lee has always wanted to open her own restaurant in Hyde Park.
The two new dishes will be waakye, a blend of red peas and jasmine rice with coconut oil and millet leaves, and marinated chicken yassa with caramelized onions.
3-course vegetarian and non-vegetarian dinner menus available
SPRINGFIELD — More than a year after new marijuana dispensary licenses were scheduled to be distributed per the state’s 2019 adult-use legalization law, the governor’s office announced the initial lottery and two new ones will happen by the end of August.
'I don't know how we were going to be able to do it without the help'
58-unit development is 1st under Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance
After closing because of the second COVID-19 wave last fall, Retreat at the Currency Exchange Cafe in Washington Park, 305 E. Garfield Blvd., has reopened with a continuing focus on serving South Side creatives.
Samantha Turner is an artist who creates hand-painted works that pay homage to the city of Chicago under the handle S.Rose Chicago. Her works almost exclusively feature graphic caps that have sayings such as “Chicago Bae” or “Excuse the Chicago in Me” fashionably. Over the weekend S. Rose wa…
“We will serve totally authentic Mexican food, no Tex-Mex, no imitations.”
The University of Chicago will host a “Hyde Park is Hiring” event on Tuesday, June 29 at 5235 S. Harper Court from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The last Hyde Park Farmers Market of 2019 was overshadowed by a rare Chicago Halloween snow shower. The 2020 markets were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. But in 2021, the markets are back, taking place behind the Hyde Park Bank Building instead of in Harper Court, with the fir…
After taking 2020 off, the Hyde Park Farmers Market will resume for the season on Sunday, June 13, running through Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chicago's third Small Cheval, a fast casual hamburger restaurant with fries, milkshakes, beer and cocktails, is planned for 53rd Street, potentially this year.
As the 61st Street Farmers Market came to life Saturday morning, friends greeted each other, vaccination anecdotes were exchanged, and people hugged. It was Hyde Park’s first outdoor farmers market of the year.
It will be a situation of agony and ecstasy for local calorie-counters, as Sweetgreen, a national salads-as-you-order-them chain, and Chicago outfit Stan’s Donuts are set to open their first South Side locations, both company-owned, along the 53rd Street business corridor.
Months delayed by the pandemic, two friends at the mid-stage of their careers, Crystal Pinkston and Sharon Calhoun Norman, have opened a YogaSix studio in East Hyde Park, 1618 E. 53rd St., offering the neighborhood a new boutique fitness option.
The covers of Mike Phillips’ basement book stock feature screaming skulls, robot skeletons, murderous snakes, space cavemen, and mad scientists. They are gaudy, loud and scary but, at the same time, polished, absorbing and beautiful. And they are all for sale, through Phillips’ home-grown, H…
Two entrepreneurs in Hyde Park say a new ordinance moderating regulations on home businesses in Chicago will improve the ones they run, but their long-term plan is still to run brick-and-mortar shops of their own.
On May 1, 1886, 35,000 workers in Chicago walked off their jobs. In the following days, they were joined by thousands more, as the city became the national center of a labor movement agitating for an eight-hour work day. (The actions would eventually culminate in the Haymarket Affair.)
Nasr Abdelhadi, owner of the queen-bed-size Hyde Park Computer Center, sits fully surrounded by his repair projects, with keyboards hanging on hooks, stacks of laptops on desks, desktop monitors in the windows, and mouse cords dangling from the wall. He began renting the small space in 2011,…
“What is your dearest wish for 2021?”
With $250,000 in financial assistance on top of even more help from the city, the Bronzeville Winery, a full-service restaurant headed by The Silver Room's Eric Williams and businesswoman Cecilia Cuff, is coming this summer to Cottage Grove Avenue.
At Ald. Leslie Hairston's April 27 5th Ward meeting, Obama Foundation and construction company officials updated the community on employment as the groundbreaking date for the Obama Presidential Center draws closer.
Kenwood resident Gloria Batey has launched Hood 2 Hire (H2H), a new nonprofit that will teach professional skills classes beginning in September.
After hundreds of millions of dollars of investment from the federal and state governments, the Chicago Quantum Exchange has launched a quantum startup accelerator at the Polsky Center, Duality, with hopes of bridging research at the University of Chicago’s highly specialized engineering sch…
The Silver Room Block Party is a spectacular South Side get-together, but one that leaves Silver Room owner Eric Williams footing the bill.
The coronavirus pandemic put a serious damper on Powell's Books' 50-year business anniversary in March 2020.
State Rep. Kambium Buckner, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Illinois workNet and the Chicago Federation of Labor are hosting a three-day virtual job fair this weekend with employers in the 26th District.
After being cancelled last summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hyde Park Farmers Market is coming back this summer, planned behind the Hyde Park Bank Building and on Sunday mornings instead of Thursdays at Harper Court.
Janel Carrington Jackson has been working at Kilwins since she was just 14 years old, when she began helping out her mom, Jackie Jackson, at the handcrafted sweet shop just off 53rd Street.
The City of Chicago eased more restrictions on businesses Tuesday, as COVID-19 metrics continue to improve in the wake of a prolonged winter surge.
AYO Foods, the West African frozen food line from Hyde Park couple Frederick and Perteet Spencer, is coming to Mariano’s stores in Chicagoland.
Nearly one year into the coronavirus pandemic, Hyde Park restaurants are uneasily hanging on, and eagerly anticipating an end to the public health crisis that has shattered profits.
A florist and businesswoman since 1984, Donnalear Robinson has seen nothing like the coronavirus pandemic.
With the closing of Michaels, 5104 S. Hyde Park Blvd., at the end of January, the Hyde Park fine arts and crafts community is mourning the loss of a convenient anchor.
Beginning Feb. 1, businesses in the Downtown Hyde Park footprint will be eligible for another $300 rebate for personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and sanitary sundries from the Special Service Area (SSA) #61 business improvement district.
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a University of Chicago–affiliated business incubator and resource hub, announced today that it is launching a start-up accelerator for deep technology.
Hyde Park Cigars will adopt a plan from the city to curb excessive noise, littering and gatherings at the business that have violated pandemic guidelines.
The Michaels store located in the City Hyde Park development, 5105 South Harper Avenue, will close at the end of January.