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Englewood’s new grocery store aims to become a “beacon of light” for the community
CHICAGO (CBS) – New business in Englewood is rethinking how a simple grocery store can unite the neighborhood, promote health and well-being and provide much-needed resources.
Stephen Graves of CBS 2 takes us inside to take a peek before its grand opening next week.
Alia Bilal of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network or IMAN. One of several organizations that are part of the Go Green on Racine initiative. This is an attempt to build a corridor on 63rd Street.
“So Much Strength and Passion”: How Englewood Gains Funds to Strengthen Neighborhood Programs
CHICAGO (CBS) – The COVID-19 pandemic is still showing how many communities continue to fight.
One Chicago neighborhood is receiving tremendous help through a new partnership. Explains Stephen Graves of CBS 2.
Cecil De Mela has a long career as a leading non-profit organization Teamwork Englewood out of love for her home and three young children.
“I tell myself that if I do a good job today, I’m one step closer to making it a community where they can safely raise their family.”
Former parishioners remember their cherished parish after a fire in the Antiochian Missionary Baptist Church
CHICAGO (CBS) – Broken windows and piles of ashes are destructive species for people who best remember the Antiochian Baptist Church.
The images caught the attention of a family living 1,500 miles away who left Chicago more than a decade ago.
For hundreds of families, the church place means everything, as the ashes settle, prayers increase. Participants from all over the country shared their memories.
Sets of murals “This is my Englewood” to evoke change and pride in the South Side community
CHICAGO (CBS) – On a street in one of the neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago is a larger street mural with a message.
Stephen Graves in CBS 2 explains why it’s so much more than just art.
Whole Foods closes the Englewood grocery store in six years
CHICAGO (CBS) – Whole Foods will close its store in Englewood six years after opening a grocery store in what was once a food desert on the South Side.
A Whole Foods spokesman confirmed that the company is closing six of more than 530 locations nationwide, including in Englewood at 832 W. 63rd St. and their store at the University of DePollo Welcome Center at 959 W. Fullerton Ave. in Lincoln Park – – former Dominic. Other stores are closing in Montgomery, Alabama; Mobile, Alabama; Tarzan, California; and Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
“As we continue to position the Whole Foods Market for long-term success, we regularly evaluate the performance and growth potential of each of our stores and we have made the difficult decision to close six stores. We support team members affected by this transition and expect all interested members eligible teams will find places elsewhere in our country, ”a Whole Foods spokesman said in a statement.
Despite the closure of Whole Foods, the Englewood coffee shop says the community is thriving
CHICAGO (CBS) – It was news no one wanted to hear: Whole Foods is closing on the south side.
Now local business owners want people to know that the community is still motivated to thrive. Stephen Graves of CBS 2 tells how one coffee shop owner does it.
This is not the typical store that some might imagine in the Englewood area of Chicago.