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  • Classroom Transformation

    Ms. Young is asking for $1023.18:
    My students need supplies to do their work, flexible seating and technology for centers.
    Doolittle East Elementary School Comment

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RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings

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.

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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.

According to the Herald archives, Kennedy, whose office was located in the Art Deco building, 5508 S. Lake Park Ave., played a huge role in the merging of the two companies. Kennedy’s ability to...

Build Coffee Shop hosted its grand opening on Saturday, June 24, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

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.

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.

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.

The fitness studio franchise opened on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the City Hyde Park building, 5111 S. Harper Ave.

With all recipes made from scratch, Fabiana’s Bakery, 1658 E. 53rd St., held its grand opening celebration on Saturday June 10.

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.

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.

    RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer In 2017, Hyde Park said goodbye to some longtime institutions (4 closings) and hello to new stores (13 openings) and grand re openings (3) on each of its commercial corridors. Hyde Park says goodbye to multiple neighborhood staples Closings Freehling Pot and Pan Co.
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FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

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Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Hi New Neighbors...thank you for all of your feedback over this last month - we are moving to 60616 - renting at Cermak and Michigan. It is still a developing area - so, shopping and services won't be out my back door as they are in Streeterville. Without a car, I just have to plan better.

    New Question....what ward are we in? I have seen reference to Ward 3and Ward 4 And are there community/civic activities that I can get involved in?

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Area parks to host holiday events

Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., will be hosting its second annual toy drive for children in need this holiday season from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 15. New or gently used toys can be dropped off on Friday.

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Also, the ice rink is now open on the Midway, 1130 Midway Plaisance. It officially opened for the season on Friday, Dec. 1, and will be open through March.

    Area parks to host holiday events - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Select Chicago Parks will host events to usher in the holiday season, according to an announcement made by the Chicago Park District. Ellis Park, Burnham Park, and the South Shore Cultural Center are three local venues that will offer holiday programming. Ellis Park, 3520 S.
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