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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.)