Still to host laboratory research space
Truth Be Told is ready for its closeup. The British-style gastropub made its debut with limited hours and an all-day menu in mid-May in The Study at University of Chicago, the upscale hotel that opened at 1227 E. 60th St. in September. By the end of June, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.…
“The resources are out there. Go get ‘em!”
Workers at the Starbucks located at 55th Street and Woodlawn Avenue voted today to become the fourth unionized Starbucks in Chicago. Also the first union of the chain’s South Side cafes, Hyde Park workers join the more than 130 unionized Starbucks stores nationwide.
Northwestern Medicine is moving forward with plans to build a $100 million Bronzeville outpatient care center on the 4800 block of Cottage Grove Avenue.
The United States is experiencing a disastrous shortage of baby formula because of supply chain disruptions and a safety recall of several Abbott Nutrition brands.
Just before 9 a.m. on Friday, more than 100 shopping carts were lined up in the parking lot of the Hyde Park Shopping Center. It was opening day of the Garden Fair, an event that had been on hiatus since 2019.
In Kimbark Plaza, at the front corner of Harold’s Chicken #14, sits a small lottery shop with a big history. Video Connection, 1208 E. 53rd St., which recently garnered attention for dispensing a winning $850,000 lottery ticket, has been a cornerstone of Hyde Park for nearly 40 years.
Huaraches Mexican Restaurant, 1611 E. 55th St., held a grand opening on Monday, May 9, serving free huaraches to patrons. Huarache, the restaurant's namesake menu item, is a popular Mexican dish consisting of a masa dough base stuffed with smashed pinto beans and topped with meats and vegetables.
Cajun Boil and Shake, a modern Cajun restaurant that will serve seafood boils and comfort food, is opening this month in East Hyde Park. Located at the former site of Bar Louie, 5500 S. Shore Dr., the restaurant intends to be a family-oriented gathering place for the neighborhood.
The day after a stray bullet fired midday on 53rd Street last November, shattering a window of the neighborhood Kilwins, owner Jackie Jackson stood before reporters and said she would be taking a pause from running the business. She said her health was not well.
Wesley’s Shoes, the 52-year-old store located in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, showed off its remodeled interior at a “Grand Re-Opening” celebration this Saturday.
After a months-long delay caused by the pandemic and supply chain issues, the Bronzeville Winery has opened at 4420 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the publicly funded 4400 Grove development.
After two years closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Chicago Booth School's Polsky Exchange has reopened to help South and West Side businesses hone and house operations.
There’s an interesting story behind the Vietnamese coffee beans for sale on the shelves of the Silver Room.
Detroit-style pizza franchise Jet’s Pizza made its debut in the neighborhood last week, opening a new store on 55th Street.
Union-backed measure allows wage theft victims of subcontractor to sue primary contractor
Harris economist says domestic supply can’t rise to meet drop in imports
As Gilda Designer Thrift Boutique gears up to celebrate six years in Hyde Park this April, owner Gilda Norris says she is excited to mark a half-dozen years with a community that uplifts her.
Damarr Brown was in the middle of a service one night at Virtue Restaurant and Bar, where he works as chef de cuisine, when he got the call that he’d made it onto “Top Chef.”
Some local restaurant owners are cheering the news that the city will lift mask and vaccination card mandates on Feb. 28, saying that they have taken on a heavy financial burden as a result of the restrictions.
The new owner of the Woodlawn Tap has a University of Chicago bachelor's degree, practices law, a longtime residency in Hyde Park, encyclopedic knowledge of the business and the support of employees and regulars alike.
This is part of a continuing series on public safety in Hyde Park. Read the first story here.
Conscious Plates, Latrell Garnett's alkaline vegan restaurant that opened in Boxville in 2019, plans to open in Woodlawn in April, thanks in large part to a $178,336 Chicago Recovery Plan grant he got from the city's Department of Planning and Development.
Charlie McKenna's menu has Southern favorites
The state's "Back to Business" (B2B) program has distributed $111 million in relief grants out of money received from the American Rescue Plan President Joe Biden signed into law last March, and Hyde Park businesses have received at least $400,000 in support.
Independent convenience stores see their wholesale prices rise and raise prices in turn
After 30 years in business along 55th Street, Divine Creators Beauty Salon closed its doors on Dec. 31.
Named after the lotus flower, a symbol of spiritual enlightenment and rebirth, Blue Lotus Yoga is a community-based yoga studio whose mission is to promote health, wellness, and community in a warm, trauma-informed, and stress-free environment.
Valois, the famous "See Your Food" cafeteria on 53rd Street, celebrated 100 years of business in 2021. The Herald sent photographer Marc Monaghan to capture the mood at the restaurant on the morning of Dec. 24, as the centennial year came to a close.
Suuri Design, a jewelry and lifestyle shop owned by mother-daughter duo Linda Cochran and Ashley Smith, set up shop this past November in Harper Court.
After surviving the pandemic recession that forced a number of other Hyde Park businesses to close, two independent retailers had good Black Fridays and Small Business Saturdays this year.
SECC South Side Shop Local running through Dec. 6
Powell’s Books will be open for business on Saturday, Nov. 27, after being closed since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The used bookstore, 1501 E. 57th St., is returning with shortened hours, though managing co-owner Brad Jonas said he has hopes of phasing back the late hours the sh…
Athleisure chain Lululemon celebrated the grand opening of its first South Side location on Friday, Nov. 12. The store, located at 1451 E. 53rd St., sells athletic wear inspired by yoga and offers fitness classes.
Staffing issues cause temporary closure, expected reopening Monday
Michael McGarry, formerly of the Hyde Park Bank and longtime head of Montgomery Place's board of directors, has been named the continuing care retirement community's new president and CEO as of Monday, succeeding Deborah E. Hart.
The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce celebrated its grand opening ceremony at its new ground floor location in the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St. The new facility will serve as a welcome center where people can access information about local business in Hyde Park.
Growing up in Rockford, Leah Lambert often traveled to Hyde Park in the summer to visit her aunt.
Indian and Filipino cuisine is now on the weekday menu at the Currency Exchange Cafe, artist Theaster Gates' space on the University of Chicago Arts Block, 305 E. Garfield Blvd., and on Thursday evenings, there is music and craft cocktails to boot.
When Ginger Mance was a law student at Loyola University more than 30 years ago, she worked in Cook County Public Defender Randolph Stone’s public affairs office. One night, Stone attended a poetry reading by Mance.
'What I am is a person who has built his whole career on listening and understanding the stories that people have to tell'
Love and Light Cafe is one of the newest Black-owned businesses to open its doors in Hyde Park. Located at 1429 East Hyde Park Boulevard, the new cafe is less than a block from Kiley Russell’s other new venture — Kemit Academy, a daycare that opened this past summer.
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.