Hyde Park resident Susan “Sue” Freehling, founder and owner of The Freehling Pot and Pan Co., 1365 E. 53rd. St., is permanently closing her shop after nearly 43 years in business. This photo of Freehling was taken in 2005. – Marc Monahgan
Yusho Hyde Park, 1301 E. 53rd St., would close its doors after nearly three years of operation in Hyde Park.
“From the moment they’ve got here they wanted to learn more about the community and invest in the community,” said Jonathan Swain, president of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. “It’s always sad to see a business close. I will miss seeing it on the corner [of 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue].”
The local Century 21 Affiliated, 5200 S. Harper Ave., closed its doors in September.
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The Greek grill opened its doors in November 2017 and currently, occupies the retail space that formerly housed Pepes, 1310 E. 53rd St.
A source close to the project said that the foundation, which has office space inside the University of Chicago building at 5235 S. Harper Court, began using the storefront space as early as September.
Eto’o Modern Asian Cuisine restaurant, 1373 E. 53rd St., held a soft opening Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and hosted a grand opening in the last week of September.
Chef K, who also owns Shinju Sushi restaurant next door to Eto’o, 1375 E. 53rd St., purchased additional space to help expand his business and offer his customers more authentic Thai food options.
Prior to his business opening, the space was previously occupied by Litehouse Grill, which was relocated to 1660 E. 55th St. in June.
The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the grand opening of Vanille Patisserie, 5229 S. Harper Court, on Friday, Dec. 1.
Aloha Poke Co., 5221 S. Harper Court, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Sophia King (4th) back in October.
With all recipes made from scratch, Fabiana’s Bakery, 1658 E. 53rd St., held its grand opening celebration on Saturday June 10.
Known as one of the top fitness guru’s in the city, Annie Padrid, owner of “The Space: Functional Applied Fitness LLC,” 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd., added a new space to her fitness facility.
The Threading and Waxing Salon, 1648 E. 53rd St., hosted its grand opening in Hyde Park on Aug. 30.
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Powell also said with rent cost and the value of amenities on the rise in Hyde Park, she’s decided to move her frozen yogurt shop to Café at Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in Bronzeville.
Build Coffee Shop hosted its grand opening on Saturday, June 24, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
This marks the second move for the foundation since its inception in January 2014. The foundation moved from its original location 300 E. Randolph St. to the Harper Court building in March 2016.
The fitness studio franchise opened on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the City Hyde Park building, 5111 S. Harper Ave.
Fabiana’s, which was previously located inside University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., made the move to 53rd St. to provide commerce back on the main streets said Michael Scott Carter, co-owner of Fabiana’s Bakery.