Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Editorial: Why won't a grocer set up shop in South Shore?

We've been all over the story with the empty Dominick's store in South Shore on 71st & Jeffrey. Now the alderman over that location 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston writes an op-ed highlighting her struggle to get decent retail in her community. This is something worth reading because in some way it affects everyone living in a predominantly Black community. She is right about one thing: "Our money is green like everyone else's."

BTW, do you think when major retailers do open in our communities are they doing us a "favor"?


  1. Most of the money in our community is not is Purple, and one wants that headache and paperwork hassle except for low value places like Sav - A- Lot, and dollar stores.

    The folks there need to get their heads out of the clouds and face the fact that that community is not what it used to be.

  2. Yes, you are correct it is not like it used to be. It's poor leadership. University of Chicago was not going to allow Hyde Park to go down like the rest of the community so they took control of Hyde Park. 5th Ward lost Home Depot, Target, Staples, Foot Locker, Ashley Stewart, Dominicks, Urban Partnership Bank, Magic Johnson Bridgescape School, and I hear Papa Johns might be leaving. TIME OF CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP!


PLEASE READ FIRST!!!! Comment Moderating and Anonymous Comment Policy

While anonymous comments are not prohibited we do encourage you to help readers identify you so that other commenters may respond to you. Either read the moderating policy for how or leave an identifier (which could be a nickname for example) at the end of the comment.

Also note that this blog is NOT associated with any public or political officials including Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer!