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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.…

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.