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UChicago Police Presence on 53rd Street
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Early last month a building permit was issued for a $210,000 renovation project at 1411 E. 53rd St that would bring the University of Chicago Police Department to the former Dunkin’ Donuts location on 53rd. Renovations will include alterations to the first for to provide office space for UCPD. This office will not act as a police station.


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.


53rd Street Hyde Park Traffic Study
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission has begun a study to determine what the developments along 53rd Street and in the neighborhood overall will do to the traffic in Hyde Park. SECC executive director Wendy Walker Williams said the study came as a result of the 53rd Street Visioning Workshops. Traffic, parking and congestion are a major concern for many Hyde Parkers and often cited as reasons against plans for new businesses, construction or economic development.


Jazz at the Logan
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to share information about the University of Chicago Presents' inaugural concert of the Jazz at the Logan series. The first concert October 25, 2013 features The Bad Plus, with artists Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass), and Dave King (drums). The band will present On Sacred Ground. #hydeparkchicago


Open House Chicago 2013 Hyde Park Cheat Sheet
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) would like to invite you to participate in Open House Chicago on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and Sunday, October 20, 2013. The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) free public event offers behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings across Chicago. There are more than a dozen Hyde Park sites participating and featured during the Open House Chicago event. #hydeparkchicago #locations #cheatsheet