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Bernard Loyd

Bernard Loyd
Bernard Loyd

Boxville Has Grown From 1 Shipping Container To 22 In Its First 5 Years. Here’s What New For The Innovative Market This Season

New vendors, new boxes and new fitness classes are on deck for the popular Washington Park market this summer.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville’s The Forum Gets $1 Million Grant To Build Arts And Culture Hub In Historic Building

The grant from the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation will support The Creative Complex at The Forum, which will have four arts-based spaces inside the 127 year-old building.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Soul City Kitchens To Take Over Washington Park Building, Giving South Side Food Entrepreneurs A Home Base

Soul City Kitchens would convert a century-old Streets and Sanitation facility into an affordable commercial kitchen space. If approved by City Council, it will also support food truck owners and give emerging chefs a place to sell their food.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

A South Side Woman Will ‘Yarn Bomb’ You If You Donate To Renovate The Forum, A Famed Black Chicago Landmark

Valerie Sherman, known as the South Side Yarn Bomber, is using her crochet skills to support The Forum with a fundraiser and knitting events.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville’s The Forum, Once The Epicenter Of Black Life In Chicago, Will Be Restored After City Council Approval

Now, the team behind the $20 million rehab is fundraising to bring the storied venue on East 43rd Street back to life.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

The Forum In Bronzeville Is Continuing Its Comeback, But Owners Need Help As Costs To Fix Historic Building Pile Up

Could a long-closed venue be the key to economic and cultural revival? Entrepreneur Bernard Loyd believes so, and he is determined to make it happen.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Boxville, An Outdoor Shopping Mall Made Up Of Old Shipping Containers, Is Back And Open For Business

The open-air marketplace is a key part of the Build Bronzeville initiative.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Fight Is On To Save One Of Bronzeville’s Links To Its Past, The Boston Store Stable

The Boston Store Stable has ties to Chicago's architectural and mercantile history, and also has links to Bronzeville's rich past.

Bronzeville, Near South Side