Bronzeville

Bronzeville is a neighborhood in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Buildings here, some dating back to the roaring '20s, are being restored, preserved and are taking their place on historic building registries. Open spaces, architectural renovation, renewed interest in the arts and a cluster of historical landmarks are key to this Chicago neighborhood's intriguing allure. Bronzeville emerged on the scene as a cultural center for Chicago's African American population, producing many famous names, jazz and blues clubs, and even a newspaper that gained recognition in the 1930s and '40s. Today, the Bronzeville community is still immersed in the achievements of its past while moving forward into the 21st century with residential redevelopment, new coffee shops, cafes, bookstores and even a neighborhood film festival that focuses on the work of African American artists and film makers.

Bronzeville Facts


Location: 6 miles from the Loop
Bordering Neighborhoods: Bridgeport, Near South Side, Oakland, Kenwood, Washington Park
Boundaries: 35th Street to the north, the Dan Ryan Expressway to the west, 51st Street to the south and Cottage Grove Avenue to the east.
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Then and Now


Bronzeville Real Estate

The neighborhood name Bronzeville came around in the year 1930. Still tied to an identity based on skin color, it is widely believed that James J. Gentry, the publisher of the Chicago Bee newspaper, coined the term in efforts to more accurately describe the complexion of the community's residents. In addition to the name change, Gentry suggested having an annual contest to select a Mayor of Bronzeville. The radical newspaperman started writing for the Chicago Defender which latched onto the contest, helping to promote the unofficial mayoral campaign. High profile names, like Thomas A. Dorsey, a mentor of Mahalia Jackson, and Cora Carroll, an extremely successful businesswoman, competed or were simply chosen to fill the position which carried a high level of civic pride and community responsibility, despite its unsanctioned political standing.


Over the years a number of famous African Americans have come out of Bronzeville. Andrew Rube Foster began his baseball career fresh out of eighth grade. The baseball leagues were still segregated at the time, but Foster enjoyed a tremendous career as a professional athlete and was instrumental in the formation of the Negro National League (NNL). Also from Bronzeville, Ida B. Wells became one of the country's leading civil rights activists through her work as a journalist and an organizer of the NAACP; Bessie Coleman was the first African American woman pilot; before Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. A young man by the name of Louis Armstrong dazzled audiences with his gifted musical talents playing the trumpet and leading bands in the swinging Bronzeville nightclubs.

Today, the neighborhood is experiencing a revitalization with tremendous care and respect for the traditions of its past. Rehab projects and modest gentrification have a hand in the current revitalization of this culturally rich neighborhood. Coffee shops are replacing bars while guided tours escort visitors through a historic journey of Bronzeville's gorgeous architecture-places like the Chicago Bee Building, Illinois Institute of Technology's historic campus, and the Ida B. Wells/Ferdinand Lee Barnett Home.

The gateway to Bronzeville neighborhood is the Bronzeville Walk of Fame (S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from 25th St to 47th St). This 1.5-mile stretch contains 91 bronze plaques commemorating famous African Americans and outstanding members of the community. Welcoming folks to indulge in the neighborhood's noteworthy landmarks and culture, a large bronze street map allows visitors to pinpoint over 100 historic locations within Bronzeville's borders and 24 sculpted benches invite passersby to sit down and rest taking in the history surrounding this unique Chicago neighborhood. A stroll through the area will bring you across an intriguing sculpture by Allison Saar called Monument to the Great Northern Migration. The fifteen-foot statue of a man in a suit is made entirely out of shoe soles (a medium selected for the difficult journey many African Americans made from the south, generally on foot). He carries a suitcase representing his dreams of a more peaceful existence in the north.


Parks


Many of Bronzeville's parks are named for notable community members who have helped shape Chicago into the amazing city it is today. Metcalfe Park (4134 S State St, 312-747-6728) was founded in 1983 in honor of Ralph Metcalfe. After winning silver and gold medals in track and field during the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, Metcalfe went on to become a Chicago alderman and eventually a congressman. His park offers plenty of open play areas for kids, lengthy walking paths, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and spacious picnic grounds landscaped with flourishing flower beds and lush plant life. Taylor Park (41 W 47th St, 312-747-6728), named for Robert Rochon Taylor who was the first African American to become head of the Chicago Housing Authority, provides Bronzeville neighborhood with a public place to congregate and celebrate. In addition to tennis courts, baseball fields, a fitness center, and swimming facilities, Taylor Park has an onsite community meeting hall where residents hold children's programming, local meetings, and small events.

In between visits to the park, take a walk around the rest of Bronzeville and you'll see some of Chicago's treasured historical landmarks. In 1926, the Chicago Bee Building (3647 S State St, 312-747-6872) was a combination newspaper headquarters and apartment building. Now it stands as an intricate, Art-Deco style branch of the Chicago Public Library. Sunset Cafe (315 E 35th St, 312-225-5687) was an early jazz club in Chicago that reached legendary status. These days the music is gone, but the building remains and is used as an Ace Hardware store. Don't be intimidated to ask David Meyer, the owner, to see the original mural on the back wall; it's worth the while for the true jazz fans.


Bronzeville Real Estate


A neighborhood in the midst of a cultural renaissance, Bronzeville's buildings which date back to the magnificent 1920s are being restored, preserved and taking their place on historic building registries. Open spaces, architectural renovation, renewed interest in the arts, and a cluster of historical landmarks are key to this Chicago neighborhood's intriguing allure.

In Bronzeville, it seems every other corner houses a historical building, a monument, a nationally documented landmark, or a gorgeous public park. The sense of ancient beauty locked into the details of these brick buildings, stone sculptures and wide boulevards is carried through the rest of Bronzeville's architecture.

Current real estate rehabilitation projects are changing the face of Bronzeville's residential areas. In razing the dense construction of the Robert Taylor Projects, a cluster of high-rise apartment buildings, large expanses of land are opening up for fresh new developments in and near Bronzeville. However in the midst of modern condominiums, historical brownstones, ornate Victorians and stately townhomes remain a staple of Bronzeville's housing selection.

Generally speaking, condos in Bronzeville start in the low $100,000s for a one-bedroom and can reach up to the mid-$400,000s for something with more space. These include vintage brick flats and new-construction mid-rise units with luxury amenities and upgrades. Three-bedroom Bronzeville townhomes range between $400,000 and the upper $600,000s, and a three-bedroom detached single-family home can be even less for an older one-story house although many of the new model or rehabbed places are in the mid $300,000s to mid $500,000 range. Several sought-after Bronzeville streets like King Drive are lined with sought-after properties that well surpass the million dollar price tag.



What's on the Menu?


Sophisticated soulful food is taking Bronzeville by storm at Blu 47 (4655 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr, 773-536-6000). Blu 47 is a casually elegant eatery where cool blue hues and warm accent colors blend to create a soothing dining atmosphere, underscored by mellow jazz tunes and a tempting dinner menu. Located in Chicago's legendary Blues District, Blu 47 serves American fare with a Cajun/Caribbean twist. We often start off our meal with a Blu 47 Martini (pineapple juice, Malibu rum and Bacardi Light rum) to go with an order of shrimp dejonghe and potato goat cheese croquette appetizers. Blu's signature dish is the Bayou Catfish, delicately stuffed with fresh crabmeat. If you still have room, a rich chocolate martini or a piece of the triple chocolate cake is the best way to finish off your feast with a little something sweet.


Glady's Luncheonette (4527 S Indiana Ave, 773-548-6848) is a soul food diner that has played host to former mayor Harold Washington, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, and Aretha Franklin to drop a few names. No one can get enough of Glady's gravy-smothered chicken and biscuits, and the sweet potatoes are absolutely scrumptious. If the main course left you any room for dessert, you are in for a treat because the fresh-from-the-oven peach cobbler is one of our favorites. Carrying on the tradition of casual dining in a comfortable setting, the Negro League Cafe (301 E 43rd St, 773-536-7000) has been dishing up Caribbean and soul-inspired food since 1996. Go there for the soul food plate-you'll get chicken, collard greens, mac and cheese, and some of the best candied yams in Chicago. Southern-style beans and rice, veggie burgers and more are on the menu to pleasantly satiate any vegetarians at the table, and everyone has to try a slice of their tasty sweet potato pie.

Want to add something other than cream and sugar to your breakfast blend? On weekend mornings Bronzeville Coffee House (528 E 43rd St, 773-536-0494) adds live soul tunes to their selection of caffeinated specialties-nothing like a jolt of jamming musical melodies to get you going in the a.m.! This coffee shop also promotes the literary arts with a book exchange (leave a book, take a book). In addition to the tantalizing aroma of freshly ground espresso, the murmur of ever-present conversation fills the Coffee House, and a separate play area for children allows adults to enjoy their beverages peacefully. We also like that they serve Alterra brand of Mexican fair trade coffee beans.

An exotic trace of aqua blue waters and white sand beaches permeates the air at J & R Caribbean Cuisine (3660 S Indiana Ave, 773-924-1900). J & R has vegetarian friendly fare, but they are best known for their spicy jerk chicken and greens Jamaican and Barbadian inspired eats. This Bronzeville neighborhood restaurant doesn't serve any alcoholic beverages, but they make up for it by offering an amazing list of imported soft drinks like ginger beer, Ting and Kola Champagne. On a warm summer day, sipping on fizzy drinks and munching on real-deal Caribbean cuisine, we can almost convince ourselves we're dining in an island paradise.

Some of Chicago's tastiest barbeque is grilled right here in Bronzeville. How do we know? We've been to Chicago Rib House (3851 S Michigan Ave, 773-268-8750). At the Rib House we feel like we're barbequing in our own backyard, only it's better because we don't have to spend all day prepping the chicken and ribs, or worry about the clean up afterwards. With the absolute best hickory smoked, greaseless barbeque ribs and the slow rotisserie-cooked boneless chicken breasts, served up with an over-loaded plate of golden fries, coleslaw, and bread fingers are licked quite frequently to get every last taste of the specialty BBQ favorites at this Bronzeville neighborhood restaurant. As if that weren't enough to tempt your taste buds, the Rib House's meal deals always come with a delicious piece of peach cobbler, chocolate cake or darn fine pecan pie. Yes, it's safe to say patrons leave Chicago Rib House fully satisfied and completely satiated.


Best Shopping Stops


Bronzeville boasts a cluster of specialty shops and boutiques along King Drive and Cottage Grove Avenue that will help you find everything from a terrific book to the perfect outfit for any occasion.

The best in urban fashion in this south side Chicago neighborhood is found at Leaders 1354 (4351 S Cottage Grove Ave, 773-285-1067). Once inside the traditional red brick storefront, shoppers are surrounded by spray-painted visages of Malcolm X, Che Guevara and Harold Washington. This independent men's clothing store features stylish Hip-Hop gear, carrying brands like Antik Denim, Red Monkey and Nike SB. If your wardrobe is lacking in over-sized T-shirts and baggy jeans, Leaders is your spot.

For other fashion needs, Bronzeville has a handful of excellent specialty boutiques. The first one, Sensual Steps (4518 S Cottage Grove Ave, 773-548-3338), provides a fabulous selection of fancy foot ware. We love walking in this pretty-in-pink boutique and kicking off our shoes to try on the latest pair of Alisha Hill heels. Even the hip young adult in the family will find a boutique in Bronzeville to outfit their wardrobe. Rainbow Kids (3427 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, 312-842-4820)-in spite of its name-actually caters to the ever-changing fashion whims of the teen girl or trendy twenty-something. The stock at Rainbow changes quicker than the seasons with the best bangles and coolest crop-tops, all for affordable prices.

For a true taste of what Bronzeville's unique shopping district has to offer, we recommend swinging by Gallery Guichard (3521 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, 773-373-8000). The current African Diaspora art movement (works that pay tribute to the history of forced movement of African people) is central to this art space. The exhibit's theme focuses on looking at the past, as a means to change the future for the better. Other pieces at Guichard employ a wide variety of media, so there is bound to be a painting or sculpture that catches the eye, inspiring thoughtful contemplation. On top of providing art-lovers with a wonderful place to indulge their interests, the fundamental mission of this Bronzeville neighborhood gallery is to foster recognition of African American artists and their work, and strengthen the appreciation and value of their contribution to the art world.



Showtime!


After all the shops are closed and you've had a good meal, it's a perfect time to hit up one of Bronzeville's clubs or theaters for some fun and entertainment.

The Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, 773-373-1900) is situated in the historic Blues District of Bronzeville. The Cultural Center has a beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium used for community workshops, guest lecturers, and performances by musical sensations such as jazz musician Donald Byrd and rhythm and blues legend Bobby Blue Bland. The space was also designed for community outreach with an emphasis on seniors and young adults. The building's Digital Media Resource Center, sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Technology, assists folks in understanding and applying technology to their own lives. We go to the Cultural Center for the amazing blues shows, but often end up sticking around at the Media Center to find out what's new in the community.

When in need of a laugh, we head over to Jokes and Notes (4641 S Dr Martin L King Jr Dr, 773-373-3390). This Bronzeville comedy club delivers big laughs and smooth jazz. Most of the comedians are Bronzeville natives, stirring up hearty hoots and hollers from an audience of neighborhood locals. Besides stand-up comedy, the assortment of programming at Jokes and Notes ranges from spoken word poetry to musical performances. Speaking of spoken word, it is alive and well in Bronzeville. The Spoken Word Cafe (4655 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive, 773-373-2233) rivals Chicago's famed Green Mill Jazz Club for best poetry slams. There is no hipster vibe here, only wistful verse, smooth jazz and friendly conversation. With latte in hand, a Friday night at Spoken Word can bring out the inner-poet in anyone.


Mark Your Calendar


Whether you want to go to the market for fresh tomatoes or haggle down prices at the local antique market, Bronzeville has a constant stream of events that keeps the neighborhood abuzz with activities.

Summertime in Chicago uncovers the best in open-air markets which pop up in neighborhoods throughout the city. From mid-June to mid-October, the Bronzeville Farmer's Market (2900 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr) offers Saturday-morning shoppers the standard fruits and vegetables with the addition of baked goods and other homemade treats. Another staple at the Bronzeville Farmer's Market is positively wonderful cherry pie. You can get it by the slice or invest in a whole pie either way it's sure to be devoured by day's end. The fresh-baked breads come in divine variety: fluffy, nutty, thick, plain we try something new with every visit.

A quick vocabulary lesson before we continue: The term mongo means to retrieve discards and put them to creative re-use. At the Bronzeville Antique and Mongo Market (35th St and Cottage Grove Ave, 773-373-2842) shop owners from the neighborhood have mongo mania, producing a hodgepodge of items for this outdoor summer market. In addition to the eclectic mix of mongo goods, antiques and other previously owned odds and ends are available here every Sunday, starting in mid-May and going through mid-October. For example, we love books-well, books and jewelry-fortunately for us both are found in high number at the Mongo Market. Here's a big tip for the newbie-market shopper: Haggle! Of course it's okay to browse and buy, but we prefer to browse and barter. That's why we come back every Sunday to check out the new wares and to test our skills at the subtle art of haggling.

The mission of the Bronzeville Film Festival (700 E Oakland Blvd, 773-651-0700) is to honor, strengthen and continue the literary and artistic traditions of African American art, including film, being created in Bronzeville. It's a wonderful thing when a festival chooses to promote education, entertainment and the nurturing of young artists within a community and manages to be absolutely fabulous to boot.


Getting Around


Bronzeville is a breeze to navigate in and around because of its many bus lines, easy El access, and proximity to both the Dan Ryan Expressway and Lake Shore Drive.

A ten-minute car ride up I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) gives Bronzeville residents quick access to the Loop. If taking local routes, a trip downtown will take a bit longer — fifteen minutes or so. The street parking is plentiful and neighborhood driving is hardly ever congested. If you're planning on cabbing it into the Loop, call ahead for a cab as flagging one down could cause a bit of a wait.

For times when you are car-less, the CTA Green Line train (also referred to as simply the El) is Bronzeville's best friend. The El runs straight through the heart of Bronzeville with five stops within the neighborhood (51st Street, 47th Street, 43rd Street, Indiana, and 35th Street-Bronzeville/IIT). It usually takes anywhere from ten to twenty minutes to ride the Green Line into the Loop, depending on rush hour delays.

Bolstering the public transportation, Bronzeville has a number of bus routes filling in the gaps where the Green Line doesn't run. Basically, there's a bus for every major street such as the #35 35th Street bus or the #39 Pershing Road bus. Your best bets for getting into the Loop are the #4 Michigan Avenue bus or the #29 which operates along State Street.


School's in Session


Bronzeville offers academic options for elementary school all the way to college-bound students looking for that perfect university.

Occupying the Bronzeville neighborhood's northern section, the Illinois Institute of Technology (3300 South Federal St, 312-567-3000) looms large and dignified, outlined by thick burgundy bricks, tall peaks, large arched windows and a mess of green vines wrapping themselves around the building's exterior. IIT was founded in 1893, originally under the name Armour Institute for Philip Danforth Armour, the famous Chicago meatpacker and grain merchant. Armour donated over a million dollars to get the school started so young adults of all backgrounds, not just the rich elite, could attend university. Eventually the school merged with other universities to form the present day IIT which is a small technology-based university that enrolls nearly 7,000 students from over 107 countries in undergraduate and graduate programs.

In addition to the following list, you can find out more information about Bronzeville neighborhood schools and other Chicago area educational facilities on our Chicago Guide schools page.

Anthony Overton Elementary - 221 E 49th St - (773) 535-1430
Cambridge School - 4611 S Ellis Ave - (773) 924-1200
Carter G Woodson North Middle - 4414 S. Evans Ave - (773) 535-1280
Coleman Elementary - 4655 S Dearborn St - (773) 535-1450
Creative Mansion Children's Academy - 4745 S Ellis Ave - (773) 268-6066
Dyett Academic Center High - 555 E 51st St - (773) 535-1825
Hales Franciscan High - 4930 S Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 285-8400
Helen J McCorkle Elementary - 4421 S State St - (773) 535-1793
Holy Angels School - 750 E 40th St - (773) 624-0727
Irvin C Mollison Elementary - 4415 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 535-1804
Jean Baptiste Du Sable High - 4934 S Wabash Ave - (773) 535-1100
John Farren Elementary - 5055 S State St - (773) 535-1440
Ludwig Von Beethoven Elementary - 25 W 47th St - (773) 535-1480
Melville W Fuller Elementary - 4214 S St Lawrence Ave - (773) 535-1687
St Elizabeth Elementary - 4052 S Wabash Ave - (773) 548-4100
William Reavis Elementary - 834 E 50th St - (773) 535-1060
Williams Preparatory School of Medicine - 4934 S Wabash - (773) 535-1120


Basic Needs


Bronzeville neighborhood has pretty much everything you need. We've compiled a starter list of those useful names and numbers, from who to call if you can't find the El to where you can check out books by your favorite author.


Architecture

Black CouTours - (773) 233-8907
Chicago Bee Building - 3647 S State St - (312) 747-6872
Ida B. Wells/Ferdinand Lee Barnett House - 3624 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Campus - 3300 S Federal - (312) 567-3000
Jesse Binga House - 5922 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr


Dining


American Cuisine
A.A. Submarine - 303 E 35th St - (312) 791-1186
Alice's Bar-B-Que - 65 E 43rd St - (773) 924-3843
Baba's Famous Philly Steak - 343 E Pershing Rd - (773) 268-4433
Blu 47 - 4655 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 536-6000
Bronzeville's First Bed and Breakfast - 3911 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 373-8081
Chicago Rib House - 3851 S Michigan Ave - (773) 268-8750
Harold's Chicken Shack - 307 E 51st St - (773) 373-9016
Jimmy's Red Hots - 110 E 35th St - (312) 225-8238
Rally's Hamburgers - 3501 S State St - (312) 949-0330
Wings Around the World - 321 E 35th St - (312) 326-6930


Asian Cuisine
China Chef - 258 E 35th St - (312) 842-7509
Derise Asian Cuisine - 920 E 47th St - (773) 268-6868
Hong Kong Delight IV - 327 E 35th St - (312) 842-2929
New China Cafe - 225 E 47th St - (773) 548-0384


Bakery
Abundance Bakery - 105 E 47th St - (773) 373-1971


Bars
Hilltop Lounge - 916 E Oakwood Blvd - (773) 548-6162
Mr. T's Lounge - 3528 S Indiana Ave - (312) 326-4046
Tac's Cocktail Lounge - 5114 S Prairie Ave - (773) 536-2500
Versie's Lounge and Restaurant - 4310 S Prairie Ave - (773) 538-3656


Caribbean Cuisine
J & R Caribbean Cuisine - 3660 S Indiana Ave - (773) 924-1900
Mississippi Rick's - 3351 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (312) 791-0090
Welcome to Jamaica - 5046 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 548-2017


Coffee Shops
Bronzeville Coffee House, Inc - 528 E 43rd St - (773) 536-0494
Negro League Cafe - 301 E 43rd St - (773) 536-7000
Spoken Word Cafe - 4655 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 373-2233

Italian Cuisine
Pizza-Ria - 4300 S. Michigan Ave - (773) 548-3333
Reggio's Pizza - 3461 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (312) 791-9666


Soul Food Cuisine
Glady's Luncheonette - 4527 S Indiana Ave - (773) 548-6848
Negro League Cafe - 301 E 43rd St - (773) 536-7000
Pearl's Place - 3901 S Michigan Ave - (773) 285-1700


Emergency Rooms

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center - 3800 S Rhodes Ave - (312) 567-2200
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical - 654 E 47th St - (773) 373-2806
Provident Hospital - 500 E 51st St - (312)572-2000


Events

Bronzeville Antique and Mongo Market - 35th St and Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 373-2842
Bronzeville Farmer's Market - 2900 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr (June-October)
Bronzeville Film Festival - 700 E Oakwood Blvd - (773) 651-0700


Grocery Stores

Greenline Foods - 313 E 43rd St - (773) 548-1932
J & J Grocery and Meats - 337 E Pershing Rd - (773) 373-3642
Jamaica Food and Liquors - 4252 S Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 624-2900
Jamaican Marketplace - 4655 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 624-0292
Jamal Hussein Grocery - 4858 S Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 924-5888
Save A Lot - 4701 S Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 548-1634
Sugars Plus - 525 E 47th St - (773) 268-0322
Sunrise Supermarket - 549 E Pershing Rd - (773) 451-0736
Tareem - 100 E 47th St - (773) 536-2016


Landmarks

Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council - 3501 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 373-2865
Bronzeville Walk of Fame - S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr from 25th St to 47th St
Mitchell Caton and Calvin Jones Mural - 3947 S Michigan Ave
William Walker Mural - 49th St and S Wabash Ave


Libraries

Chicago Bee Library - 3647 S State St - (312) 747-6872
Hall Public Library - 4801 S Michigan Ave - (312) 747-2541
Martin Luther King Jr. Library - 3436 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (312) 747-7543


Pharmacy

Bary Pharmacy - 337 E 35th St - (312) 567-1030
Get Well Pharmacy - 625 E Pershing Rd - (773) 538-7373
Walgreens - 5036 S Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 373-6266
Walker's Cottage Apothecary - 654 E 47th St - (773) 924-6723
47th and Vincennes Pharmacy - 504 E 47th St - (773) 624-0613


Police

3510 S Michigan Ave (312) 745-5103
www.chicagopolice.org


Post Office

4601 S Cottage Grove Ave (312) 483-1207


Shopping

Fashion Collection - 209 E 47th St - (773) 624-2390
Gallery Guichard - 3521 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 373-8000
Leaders 1354 - 4351 S. Cottage Grove Ave (773) 285-1067
Miss Sue's Boutique - 503 E 47th St - (773) 285-9870
Nicole Gallery 2 - 4653 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 373-4700
Rainbow Kids - 3427 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (312) 842-4820
Sensual Steps - 4518 S Cottage Grove Ave - (773) 548-3338
Simply Fashion - 5401 S Wentworth Ave - (773) 924-3379
SteeleLife Gallery - 4655 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 538-4773


Theatre

Harold Washington Cultural Center - 4701 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr - (773) 373-1900
Jokes and Notes - 4641 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Dr - (773) 373-3390


Transit

Chicago Transit Authority - (888) 968-7282

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