Dining on the 5 Kick-Off

On, July 13, Greater Chatham Initiatives (GCI), hosted opening festivities for its Third Annual Dining on the 5 event. Opening remarks were made by Nedra Sims Fears, executive director for Greater Chatham Initiative; Roderick T. Sawyer, 6thWard Alderman; and Kenya Merritt, chief small business officer for Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

The area on South 75th Street from Indiana Ave. to Langley Ave. and on to Chatham Center is being rebranded as Chicago’s “Restaurant Row.”   Showcasing local restaurants, the event had music, entertainment and also included a Trolley Tour of the Greater Chatham Areas of Avalon Park, Chatham and Greater Grand Crossing. Community residents and business owners gathered together to kick off this year’s event.

The event will continue through Sunday, Sept. 1. For more information about Dining on the 5, visit GCI.

Participating Businesses

Original Soul Vegetarian – 200 E. 75thStreet
Frances Lounge – 307 E. 75thStreet
A&S Beverages – 308 E. 75thStreet
Lem’s Bar-B-Q – 311 E. 75thStreet
Mabe’s Deli – 312 E. 75thStreet
Brown Sugar Bakery – 328 E. 75thStreet
Five Loaves Eatery – 405 E. 75thStreet
Harold’s Chicken #24 – 407 E. 75thStreet
Wings Around the World – 557 E. 75thStreet
Flammin Restaurant – 641 E. 75thStreet

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