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After Taking Cash From Kanye, Avalon Regal Theater’s Owner Counting On Crypto To Bring Landmark Back To Life
Owner Jerald Gary needs $1 million to settle his tax debt or the historic South Shore theater could be taken over by the county's land bank. And he needs millions more to restore the theater before it can reopen.
South Shore, Englewood, Humboldt Park Groups Getting $2.7 Million, Support For Community-Led Developments
"If we do this right, in two years these folks have the foundation and the skill set to keep the work moving forward," Community Desk Chicago director Ja'Net Defell said.
Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That
Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 75th Street, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year.
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.
How Could South Shore Revive Its Shopping Districts? Zoning Changes, Education And A ‘Main Street’ Strategy, Urban Planners Say
Experts say South Shore's economic leaders must build on plans for the historic Avalon Regal Theater, an entertainment district along Stony Island Avenue and other plans for preservation and growth.
South Shore Artists Can Learn Business Basics Through 12-Week Artisan Collective Academy
Applications for the academy, which aims to build South Shore's art scene by getting creatives acquainted with best business practices, will be accepted online until the course is full.
Independent South Side Shops Get Badly-Needed Boost During Pandemic With New Online Marketplace
The UrbanMain small business marketplace publicizes shops without an online presence and encourages business owners to partner with neighborhood chambers of commerce.
New South Shore Small Business Center Will Help Entrepreneurs Recover From Pandemic
The center, operated through the South Shore Chamber, is one of seven that recently opened across Illinois.
Grocery Store That Helped Solve South Shore’s Food Desert Problem Reopens After Neighbors Clean Up From Looting
Dozens helped clean up Local Market, which opened last year after the area went without a grocery store for six years. "This is a food safety initiative for us," one leader said.
South Siders, Undeterred By Continued Unrest, Mobilize To Clean Up Weekend Damage
Organizers and volunteers urged residents to stop the destruction and not lose sight of the protests' ultimate goal: Ending the violent overpolicing of Black people.
South Shore Cleanup From Looting Starts Monday Morning: ‘It Is Imperative We Do Not Decimate Our Own Communities’
Neighborhood groups have organized a cleanup along 71st Street after storefronts were looted and damaged.
City Officials Approve ‘Roadmap’ For Attracting Development, Arts And Culture To South Shore
The plan focuses on upgrading 75th and 79th Streets from Stony Island Avenue to the lakefront.
UChicago Grants $680,000 To Help Nearly 200 South Side Small Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown
A Child's Place Academy, Sip & Savor and Gorée Cuisine are among the businesses that will receive help.
With Summer Fest Canceled, South Shore SSA Floats Ideas To Prop Up Businesses Hard Hit By Coronavirus
Ideas for $123,000 in available funds include a delivery service, a website promoting businesses and paying restaurants to feed first responders.
South Shore Summer Fest Canceled, Freeing Up Funds To Help Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown
Of the 150 businesses in the district, 91 are "non-essential" and must remain closed for now. "I sincerely believe that businesses are suffering," one commissioner said.
South Shore Landlords Leaving Storefronts Empty On Purpose, Chamber Boss Says
Vacant storefronts now fill the once-thriving South Shore business district. Can business "pioneers" help the neighborhood rebuild?