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Chicago Alfresco

Chicago Alfresco
Chicago Alfresco

Le Piano Opening ‘Healthy Street Food’ Takeout Restaurant Next To Its Rogers Park Jazz Club

Le Piano owner Chad Willetts is opening Petite Le Piano in the former Far East Kitchen space. "We want to provide a healthy alternative instead of a hot dog, pizza or gyro, which you can get anywhere."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Alfresco Program Debuts In Uptown Just As Outdoor Dining Season Comes To A Close

Some business groups have been frustrated with the pace of the program's rollout, but each space can remain for up to three years, a city spokesman said. Several are still on track to make their debut this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Alfresco Program Nears Debut — But In Rogers Park, The Plans Face Backlash

The city awarded $2.3 million in grants for outdoor spaces for diners, shoppers and visitors, but some communities have been delayed in getting them off the ground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Chicago Street Will Be Transformed In August With Art, An Outdoor Market And More

The installation on the 8900 block of Commercial Avenue — the neighborhood's main business corridor — is part of a city program to boost businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago Children’s Choir Kicks Off Summer Of Music, Arts And Outdoor Dining In Austin

The kids' performance is part of a summer-long effort to use public art and performances to spur local tourism and boost businesses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Belmont Cragin Area Will Get A Public Plaza To Support Street Vendors, Host Outdoor Events Under City Program

"This plaza really exemplifies the spirit of the people of the neighborhood who have struggled throughout this pandemic but have come out on top and better," one leader said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Outdoor Dining And Artist-Designed Planters Will Help Make Austin A Hub For Art And Culture This Summer

The improvements to Madison Street and Chicago Avenue are part of city push to boost tourism and help small businesses recover from the pandemic.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Outdoor Dining And Events Popping Up In Woodlawn, South Shore And South Chicago Under New City Program

In Woodlawn, local businesses will set up shop outdoors. In South Shore, events will include live music, fitness programs, paint parties and movie screenings.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore