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South East Chicago Commission Announces the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program for 2015

CHICAGO (January 23, 2015) - The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) and the University of Chicago are delighted to announce a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the 2015 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program.

Forever Yogurt Coming to Bronzeville's 35th Street

The South Side's first Forever Yogurt is coming to Bronzeville.

Honey 1 Barbecue is moving to Bronzeville and taking Chicago's barbecue heritage with it

Chicago has its own distinct barbecue heritage, shaped by the great migration from the Mississippi Delta to the north and by the proliferation of slaughterhouses in the mid-20th century. That heritage's days are numbered anywhere north of Cermak and (roughly) east of Austin.

Yassa Coming Spring 2015

Yassa African Restaurant is coming to Bronzeville!! 

Now Hiring: Motivated People in Chicago's South Lakefront

Jop openings 

Chicago Business Owner Overcomes Hurdles

Today, Fort Smith Boutique, 1007 E. 43rd St., a designer and clothing shop, has been in existence since 1986. He sells and designs capes, Swarovski crystal purses, custom jewelry, dresses, coats and even the embellishment on his hats.


“There is a renaissance going on in this city as far as the black visual arts are concerned,” says Thomas, whose gallery is inside a new artists loft space on 47th street just off Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. “I think there’s nothing akin to this anywhere in the country. Nowhere else will you find five institutions or gallery spaces exhibiting [exclusively] African-American artists. Less than a mile away [from 47th street] you will find your art stars, Theaster Gates with his whole compound,Kerry James Marshall and a little further west you find Hebru Brantley. It’s incredible.”

South Side Gallery Owner Strives to Make Customers Feel at Home

FaiÉ African Art in Bronzeville, 1005 E. 43rd St., will be celebrating seven years in March and Edwards said she chooses to not relocate because she also wants to be a part of the community’s growth. Also, there are those who might not get a chance to be exposed to African art, but they might walk pass her shop and decide to step in.

Affordable Requirement Ordinance (ARO) & Taxi Reform

Dear Friends,


Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken (SFC) is re-inventing the neighborhood mom-and-pop carryout restaurant with the introduction of new initiatives in early 2015, including the opening of its “model” restaurant at 47th and Cottage Grove, the first on Chicago’s South Side.

Purchase a Wreath & Empower Youth

Get Your Wreath of LUV at Macy's on State Street
or Order Online!

Age-Friendly Chicago Offers Support to Caregivers

November was National Caregiver Month and the City of Chicago has been celebrating the thousands of Chicagoans who are caring for aging parents as well as grandparents who are their grandchildren's sole support. 

BACP Campaign to Help Consumers Understand Credit Reports and Avoid Becoming Victims of Fraud

As the holiday season approaches, more people will be using their credit cards. To help consumers stay safe, BACP has launched a campaign to ensure consumers know their rights when it comes to credit and avoid becoming victims of fraud.

City Cites CITGO Retailers

The City of Chicago said it cracked-down on a major gas and snack retailer after receiving numerous customer complaints during the past six years.

City Cracks Down On Valet Parking Violations
BACP investigators visit 35 valet companies and issue 229 tickets in four days
Graco Recalls 11 Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voluntarily recalled 4.7 million strollers in United States, about 202,000 in Canada, and about 10,300 in Mexico.

Nominate a Driver for the Taxicab Driver Excellence Award

BACP is accepting nominations for the "2014 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award" through 3 p.m. January 5, 2015. 

Small Business Saturday Performances

There are a host of great artists gracing 43rd Street for Small Business Saturday. 

Z & H Market Cafe on Thrillist's Top 10 Bagels

Z & H Market Cafe on Thrillist's Top 10 Bagels in Chicago. 

Throwback Thursday: Z&H Sandwich "The Marty" Named one of the 50 Best Sandwiches

Z&H MarketCafe's sandwich, "The Marty", was named one of the 50 Best Sandwiches in Chicago in 2012. 

UChicago selects four mid-South Side nonprofits for first year of Community Programs Accelerator

Seven additional organizations selected as Associates; Workshops for all community-based nonprofits begun Nov. 15

Open House Chicago resurrects The Sutherland Jazz Club with the Chicago Blues Museum

The Sutherland Jazz Lounge will reopen its doors to the Chicago Blues Museum thanks to Open House Chicago 2014. 

New Bronzeville Development Opens on 47th & Cottage

The new Shops & Lofts Development shines on the corner of 47th annd Cottage Grove Avenue. 

SSA 56 Facade Program Off To A Good Start

SSA #56 is making strides in its economic development efforts.  With two facades completed within its first full year, the future is looking bright for small scale development on 47th Street.  

Bronzeville Coffee Shop, Sip And Savor, Aims To Be 'Staple Of Community'

BRONZEVILLE — South Side coffee lovers now have a new spot in Bronzeville to get their caffeine fix.

And although the name is new, the location may be familiar to those from the neighborhood.

Sip and Savor, 528 E. 43rd St., officially opened Saturday in the same building that was formerly home to the Bronzeville Coffee House, which shuttered in 2011.

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