An ad in the Hyde Park Herald’s May 30 edition reminds community residents to visit businesses on East 53rd Street during construction. The South East Chicago Commission, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Chicago teamed up to sponsor the ad as a way to support existing retailers along the street.
The two-sided, full-page insert features alphabetical listings of about 80 local businesses offering consumer products and services. The listings include phone numbers and addresses. The advertisement was inserted in subscription and newsstand copies of the Herald and also will be inside copies of the newspaper handed out at this weekend’s 57th Street Art Fair.
“East 53rd Street is home to a variety of vibrant businesses that have been serving the needs of the local community for years—from specialty food shops and technology stores to dry cleaners and hair salons,” said Wallace Goode, executive director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. “They are all open for business during development construction and will be an important part of the revitalized 53rd Street.”
The Shop Local ad followed a similar Eat Local ad that appeared in the newspaper in March. If you missed the inserts in the Herald, click here to download the flyers.