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LA Fitness Club Opens on Lake Park
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Saturday, December 14th the new LA Fitness Signature Club celebrates the Grand Opening from 10 am - 6pm at the new Harper Court. 5224 S. Lake Park Ave. The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) invites you to take a Club Tour, enjoy a complimentary workout and witness the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Grand Opening of Harper Court Gateway for Shop Local
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

The new Harper Court is a redevelopment of the former shopping center at the corner of East 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue with the same name. Guided by a community planning effort that began more than a decade ago, the new Harper Court celebrated its official Grand Opening on Friday, November 8, 2013. The South East Chicago Commission supports local small businesses on 53rd Street and seeks to galvanize the community to shop locally in all of its business districts.

Harper Court Invites Community to Grand Opening
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The grand opening for Harper Court is scheduled for this Friday November 8th, 2013 with a ribbon cutting in the morning and a community celebration in the evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This event will feature a concert by Grammy Award winning artist Estelle. Performances are also in the works by local DJs, and the Kenwood Marching Band, among others. Food trucks on the surface of Harper Court will showcase some of the food to come, as well as other Hyde Park favorites.

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.

New Hyatt Place Hotel in Harper Court
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Anchored by a 150,000 sq. foot office/commercial space tower, Harper Court will also host the new Hyatt Place hotel, across the street from Harper Theater. The hotel under construction at 5225 S. Harper Avenue will feature free wi-fi throughout, a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, and meeting space and packages.

Harper Court Sees Significant Progress on Lake Park
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Chris Dillion, Manager of Harper Court Partners, LLC, shared a photo via Twitter showcasing the progress made on the Harper Court tower at 53rd and Lake Park Ave.