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7 Things About Fiber Optics Coming to Hyde Park
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

Public notice of upcoming construction project on 53rd St from 5235 S. Harper Ct. to 1463 E. 53rd St. for the University of Chicago. The project consists of excavating a trench 600 feet long by 1.5 feet wide on the north side of 53rd St. and installing a conduit for the installation of new fiber optic cable. The project is estimated to take 22 days


Hyatt Place Announces Grand Opening
Sep 2013 | CEI Media Group

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Olympia Hotel Management today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, the first newly built hotel to open in Hyde Park in 50 years. On the heels of June’s opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/River North, this marks the brand’s second location in the city.


CTA No. 192 Stops at 53rd Street's Harper Court
Sep 2013 | CEI Media Group

As Hyde Park's 53rd Street attracts a plethora of new businesses while reshuffling locations of some of the existing retailers, visiting shoppers coming from downtown to 53rd Street will have another transit option. The 192 University of Chicago Hospitals Express bus will add a southbound stop at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue.


Chant After Dark This Fall
Sep 2013 | CEI Media Group

Most Hyde Parkers know that CHANT is an upscale casual dining restaurant featuring “Asian Inspired Global Cuisine.” Conveniently located within the Historic Hyde Park 53rd Street Business District, CHANT is also a great spot for live music and DJ house music from 9:00 pm to midnight.


Retail Therapy That Comforts You
Sep 2013 | CEI Media Group

Comfort Me opened its Hyde Park store at 5241 S. Harper Ave in a temporary location adjacent to the new Hyatt Place hotel and across the street from the new Harper Theater and the sweet shoppe Kilwins.


New SSA Tax Participation by PIN
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission released a database of properties that will participate in the proposed SSA tax contributions. Tax payments are outlined by property PIN# and the proposals are available for download now. The goal of a Special Service Area designation in Hyde Park is to create and maintain a vibrant, pedestrian friendly business district that reflects the culture and history of Hyde Park, serving local residents, stakeholders and visitors.


SSA Survey
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Important survey: please give us your feedback as we develop priorities for the business districts and commercial corridor.


Vue53 Brings $7.7 Million TIF District Revenues to Hyde Park
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Mesa released a poster that highlights impressive economic growth markers that include 300 construction jobs, $7.7 Million in additional TIF District contributions, and no tax dollars received.


Invitation to TIF Advisory Council Meeting May-7-2013
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

To get the latest news on the Vue53 development, join the 53rd TIF Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm at Kenwood Academy in the Little Theatre.


The Promontory Could Join Akira on 53rd Street
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Hyde Park residents eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Promontory concert hall, bar and restaurant at 1539 E. 53rd Street. Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, owners of the restaurant Longman & Eagle, plan to open the venue in early 2013.