Eat, Drink and Shop Local

Responding to the coronavirus requires us to maintain a safe distance – not what we’re used to in our close-knit, sociable community. Even from home we can work together to make it through these unprecedented times and stay informed on what is changing and what is needed. Below is a list of Beverly/Morgan Park restaurants offering carry outs & delivery and businesses offering special ways to shop. 

For many of the following businesses, details about their hours and offerings are available on their websites or Facebook pages.

County Fair Foods, 10800 S. Western, is open from 7 to 8 a.m. for senior shoppers only; all others can shop after 8. Countyfairfoods.net.

Southtown Health Foods, 2100 W. 95th St., is open. Reach them on Facebook or at southtownhealthfoods.com. Offering groceries as well as a variety of beauty and healthcare products.

 

Ain’t She Sweet Café, Beverly, 773-840-3309. Carryout and delivery through Grubhub. Details

Beverly Bakery & Café, 773-238-5580. Carryout and Delivery. 7am-2pm Weekdays, 7am-1pm Weekends. Details

Barney Callaghan’s Pub -773.233.6829 – open 3pm – 7pm for curbside beer pickup.  $15 domestic cases, $25 import cases.

Horse Thief Hollow, 773-779-2739. Carryout and free local delivery Tuesday-Sunday 4PM-9PM, 25% off Crowlers on Tuesdays, merchandise available for purchase. Details

Open Outcry Brewing Co., 773-629-6055. daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., delivery or curbside pickup. Order 32-oz Crowler cans, kitchen menus items, gift certificates and merchandise. Credit card only.  Details

Swanson’s Deli, 773.239.1197 – open for pickup and delivery 10am – 3pm.  Now offering meal kits along with regular menu and take home meals. Details.

Pizzeria Deepo, 773-840-3087. Carryouts, curbside pickup. Details

Nine One One BBQ Shack, 773-238-9111. No-contact curbside delivery. Carryout. Facebook page 

Top Notch, 773-445-7218. Carryout.

Barracos 95th Street, 773-881-4040. Area locations open 24 hours for carryout and delivery.  Details https://www.facebook.com/BarracosPizza/

AndySunflower Cafe: 9920 S. Western Ave. Accepting mobile, drive-up orders. Details

Manzo’s Burger – 773.779.5945 – open for curbside pickup and delivery – For delivery orders please text your order and address to 773-349-0453. We will be delivering from 95th st. to 127th st. from Pulaski to Ashland  Details

Nicky’s Grill, 773-233-3072. Carry out and delivery. Details and menu

Ken’s on Western, 773-238-0234. Free delivery within 2 miles or curbside pick-up, 4 to 9 p.m. Details

Calabria Imports, 773-396-5800. carry out or delivery. Details

Fox’s Beverly Pub, 773-239-3212. Carryout and delivery, lunch and dinner. Details

Americano’s, 773-941-6787. 11060 S. Western Ave. No-contact curbside delivery and Margaritas-To-Go! Details

Franconello, 773-881-4100.  Curbside pickup and delivery, heat and serve meals and sauces. Wine Delivery Details

Bani’s Beets, 773- 599-9764. Curbside pick up and delivery. Details

Hearty Café, 773-881-1000 carry outs; delivery via Uber Eats, Door Dash and Grub Hub. Details

Two Mile Coffee Bar, 773-614-8115. Available for carry out. Place an order over the phone or through mobile ordering system for rapid pick up. Curbside assistance available upon request. Details

Pizzeria Deepo, 773-840-3087. Pay and order over the phone for curbside pick-up. Details

Retail Specials

Beverly Records, 773-779-0066. Shop via Facetime appointments or in store. Details

Running Excels, 773-629-8587. Shop by phone or by FB messenger. Curbside pickup contactless payment and free delivery within a 5 mile radius. Details 

Turkey Chicago. Shop online or via social media.  Details

Belle Up, 773- 233-2442. Shop online or via social media.  Details

Bookie’s – Chicago is open for shopping online including digital and audio books.

Steuber Florist 773.238.2013 – taking orders 10am-2pm Monday-Friday

Brach’s Auto – 773.238.0606 – All services available, FREE vehicle pickup and drop off, no contact dropbox, vehicle sanitization after service

 

Businesses Temporarily Closed

Beverly Arts Center 

Ohana Ice & Treats

Original Pancake House, 773-445-6100

Capsule Chicago

Starbucks 103rd and Longwood Drive

Health and Fitness

Do Good Movement: Daily adult and children yoga. Details

CORE Fitness and Physical Therapy: Posting daily workout challenges on Facebook: Details

Beverly Barre: Live Instagram workouts: Details 

Beverly Yoga Center: Online classes available: Details

Treadfit: Posting workout challenges on Facebook, Details

Barre It All Fitness, (872) 256-1397, 8-10 online live classes a day Sunday-Monday. For details and a free week visit us Here and click “free trial.”

Fit Code: Unlimited Virtual Training Sessions for 21 days with a donation of your choice. 70% of the donation used to buy gift cards from local businesses and 30% goes to trainers at Fit Code. Details

Dance Gallery 773.445.8910 Streaming workouts and dance classes on Facebook Details

 

Mental Health

Beverly Therapists – 773.310.3488 – offering teletherapy

Begin Within Therapy– offering teletherapy

Mirjam Quinn & Associates – offering teletherapy

C&D Family Farms has made arrangements with a few 95th Street farmers market vendors to distribute their products on their website. Coming soon at cdfamilyfarms.com will be products from Honey and Jam, Feed Your Head vegan meats, Long Table pancake mixes and bread from Breadman Baking.

Eat, Drink and Shop Local

Our restaurants and stores need your business! Purchase gift certificates, order carryout meals from restaurants, shop online. Dollars spent helping our business neighbors helps our community stay strong. BAPA is updating local business info on this page. If you have a business update, please email info to Brittany Wiley, BAPA Business Liaison, bwiley@bapa.org.

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City Grange to Open Holiday Pop-up Shop  

Shop Will Offer Holiday Decorating and Shopping Opportunities Inspired by Nature 

 

City Grange, Chicago’s only independent social-enterprise gardening center focusing on education and organic and sustainable plants, will open its first pop-up destination just in time for the holiday decorating and shopping season. 

Located at Joplin Marley Studios at 9911 S. Walden Pkwy., the City Grange Holiday Pop-up Shop will offer seasonal greens, wreaths, garlands, cut floral, holiday containers and other décor items, as well as holiday decorating demos and classes. Select merchandise can be ordered for delivery. 

City Grange Founder and President LaManda Joy, an Illinois Extension Master Gardener and founder of Peterson Garden Project, is excited to bring City Grange to a new part of the city. “I believe the world would be a better place with more gardeners,” she says. “I started City Grange to inspire, motivate and help more people garden successfully. Our first location on the north side has been an overwhelming success, and I look forward to welcoming everyone in Beverly and the surrounding communities for holiday decorating and shopping at City Grange.” 

The City Grange Beverly Holiday Pop-Up store will be open on Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m., 

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., Nov. 22 through Sun., Dec. 22.  

City Grange is America’s first independent social enterprise gardening destination focusing on organic and pesticide-free plant material, education and community-building. City Grange sells organic and pesticide-free plants, garden tools and supplies, hosts gardening workshops and offers a job-training program for at-risk individuals called United We Blossom. City Grange takes inspiration from the historic Grange movement of the 1800s to advance modern-day urban gardening for everyone and promote the social and economic needs of communities. 

City Grange plans to open its second location in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood in spring, For more information, visit www.citygrange.com. 

Save the Date for 3rd Annual Sip & Shop  

 

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), 19th Ward Office and Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association will present the 3rd annual Sip n’ Shop Girls Night Out on Thurs., Sept. 26, 6 to 11 p.m. Businesses in the train station districts at 99th Street and 103rd Street will offer special sales, beverage and food tastings, demonstrations and more from 6 to 9 p.m., and a BYOB after party with live music at 103rd and Walden Parkway from 9 to 11 p.m. 

 

Summer Solstice Celebrates Local Art and Spirit 

Summer Solstice Celebrates Local Art and Spirit 

June 21 is the longest day of the year, and the perfect night for the Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance) to celebrate the spirit, inspiration and interaction of the vibrant local arts community at the Uprising Summer Solstice, 5 to 10 p.m.  

The onset of sizzling summer days and languid summer nights has inspired an event that mixes a quirky variety of hands-on arts activities and music in an outdoor setting 99th and Walden Parkway with the opening reception for the Prairie Gothic art exhibit at the Joplin Marley Co-Creative Space9911 S. Walden Pkwy. 

Family friendly art “projects” invite people to create something fun, then take it home. Projects include making flower crownsdoing screen printing with members of the Spudnik Press cooperative and creating unique personalized images of the community on wood.  

Summer’s spirit will be captured in festival hair creations by stylists from Tranquility Salon, Tarot card readings and a bonfire 

Fans of the Alliance Uprising events can expect to find hand-crafted items from a number of vendors, as well as merchandise from Fair Trade Chicago.  The 99th and Walden shops will also be open.  Available for purchase will be tote bags featuring the Summer Solstice poster graphic created by Chris Wilczak and screen-printed by Spudnik Press.  

The highlight of the event is the opening of Prairie Gothic, a group show featuring works by artists from across Chicago: Kass Copeland, John Walker, Robin Power, Jake Saunders, Larry Tuckman and Kevin Blake, that promises “the dark side of the prairie and the mysteries of the midway will be revealed to the more curious among you.” Following the Summer Solstice, viewings can be scheduled with exhibit curator Sal Campbell, sal@beverlyarts.orgThe exhibit closes with a reception Sat., July 20, 7 to 10 p.m. 

Summer Solstice food vendors include Ellie’s Café. Music will be supplied by DJ Ruta Spencer and pop-up musicians.  

The Alliance was formed in 2014 to coordinate art-focused events and projects fostering collaboration between artists and the community. The Alliance presents the Beverly Art Walk, The Frunchroom reading series, art exhibits and music events. Learn more at beverlyarts.org.  

 

 

That’s Hot Fashion Boutique

By Kristin Boza 

Approaching its one-year anniversary in October, That’s Hot Fashion, 9925 S. Wood St., offers fashionable clothing and accessories sure to become a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.  

Jointly owned by the mother-daughter team of Selena Griggs and Selena Griggs, the pair is dedicated to offering styling advice to each customer. Previously, That’s Hot Fashion was located in River Oaks Mall, but the Griggs’ felt destined to open a boutique in Beverly/Morgan Park.  

In an interview with Griggs, the mother, she said, “Beverly has always been a target for us. I love the community — the people, the homes, the community feel — it’s nice to see people walking past the store with their families and pets. It’s just a great place to be.”  

That’s Hot Fashion stocks contemporary casual wear for women in both regular and plus sizes. “We carry the trendy fashions of today, including tops in the popular asymmetrical cut,” Griggs said. “We try to suit everyone’s fashion needs by carrying clothes that fit into daily life.”  

Griggs invented the What A Scarf, a multi-functional winter scarf made from fleece that is fastened with Velcro at the back of the neck, allowing it to be worn as a face mask, ear muff or around the neck. The What A Scarf is available in kids and adult sizes with a variety of pattern options.  

The store also carries a variety of jewelry accessories made from denim, as well as the trendy customized sweatshirt that includes front cut-outs so a cute tank top can peek through underneath. 

The Griggs devote a lot of energy to ensuring their customers have a great experience. “Our customers really enjoy coming into our boutique; the atmosphere is open and it’s a truly loving place to be in,” she said. 

That’s Hot Fashion is open Tues. through Sat., and by appointment only on Sun. and Mon. Visit them at Facebook.com/ThatsHotFashion or call 708-510-8791. 

Covenant Closet Offers Free Clothing Swap

By Kristin Boza 

Kids grow fast and clothes aren’t cheap. Not only that, the piles of outgrown clothes have a tendency to quickly take over closets and basement storage bins. Beverly Covenant Church, 10545 S. Claremont, is offering a free solution to every member of the Beverly/Morgan Park community through its Covenant Closet initiative. On the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon, anyone and everyone is invited to drop off their gently used clothes and/or shop the closet for the clothing they need. Depending on donations, there is clothing available in newborn sizes all the way up to adult sizes.  

Janet Borggren, chairperson of Beverly Covenant Church, helps church volunteers organize the closet and bring awareness to its existence. The clothing swap has been around for decades, informally through the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program that meets at the church. Last year, the group decided to expand the offering to anyone in the community as a way to recycle and reuse clothing while also saving money. 

“Literally everyone is welcome to shop the Covenant Closet. I envision this as a modern version of hand-me-downs; everyone still needs the clothes, but may not have the connections to share with other families. We’re able to make those connections,” Borggren said. “We operate under the idea that people should ‘take what you need, give what you can.’ We want to turn the Closet into something that the community can use.” 

Borggren shared the story of one family that used the Closet through the MOPS program. “Beth Nelson is a church member, former MOPS mom and mother of three daughters. While sorting clothing donations one day, she came across an old favorite! It was a dress she had taken from the Closet when her youngest daughter, Emily, was a toddler. When Emily outgrew the outfit, Beth donated it back. It had obviously been used by at least one other family and was back for another round. The dress was still in great shape, as all of its former owners outgrew it well before it was worn out.” 

The Covenant Closet is looking to build momentum to maintain a wide variety of clothing for all ages. It will be open Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Stay up to date on the closet by visiting their Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/BeverlyCovenant, or calling the church office, 773-445-4319

Commercial Property at 95th and Western to be Renovated

The commercial center at the southeast corner of 95th and Western Avenue will be redeveloped into a $7 million reconfiguration project starting this year. Under this plan, the now vacant building at 2347-2353 W. 95th St. will be demolished. The existing building, vacant since the departure of Potbelly Sandwich Works, will be a smaller, newly constructed commercial building that will house a mix of new and existing tenants including a dental clinic, an upscale salon, and other health related users.  

Following the demolition of the corner building, the parking lot will be reconfigured allowing for 18 additional spaces as well as a new access point from 95th Street. This construction is expected to create approximately 40 jobs.  

The development is currently leased at near capacity. Secured tenants include Addus Healthcare, Aspen Dental, AT&T and Sola Salon with two small retail spaces currently available.  A letter of intent is currently signed with a sandwich shop for one of the two available locations. 

“The modifications that will be made to the existing building on the corner of 95th and Western will help to ensure an easier access to the businesses located within the development, as well as the addition of much-needed parking spaces,” said 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea. “It will also bring in well-recognized businesses that have a strong existing customer base for our residents to enjoy. My office looks forward to working with the developer and the tenants to ensure their success moving forward.”  

The project is expected to be completed in spring or sooner.  

“The 95th Street Business Association is looking forward to the implementation of the new design for the building at 95th and Western,” said Erin Ross, president, 95th Street Business Association.  “The changes will make this parcel an integral part of our business district on 95th Street.” 

“We are happy to be able to reposition the asset in a strong retail corridor with nationally recognized tenants,” said Steve Panko of Key Development Partners. “This corner will always be desirable.” 

For leasing information, contact Pam Miszkowicz or Lynn Bracket, CBRE, 630-573-7000. For more information on 95th Street development, contact the 19th Ward office, www.the19thward.com or 773.238.8766. 

Beauty in Beverly: Newest Neighborhood Spa Sets Grand Opening 

Color Me Beauty Bar, 1810½ W. 99th St., owners Kimberly Buford and Dr. Angelique Jackson will host the shop’s grand opening Sun., June 3, 2 to 6 p.m.   

Offering customers a wide range of organic fruit- and plant-based beauty treatments and products, Color Me Beauty Bar is a nail and skin care boutique that will “color” you with lavish beauty experiences using products that are natural, toxin-free, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. They look forward to becoming a 100% vegan-operated salon soon. 

As African-American female business owners, Buford and Jackson are excited to be not just a new female-owned business but a new minority-owned business as well. They look forward to serving members of the local community and throughout Chicagoland. 

“When I began my research for what location in the city that I wanted our business to be, Beverly stood out to me because residents here support the businesses in their area,” Buford said. “I am very happy to see our vision become a reality in our new space.” 

With a 22-year career as a nail technician, Buford’s experience spans across several salons including Bliss spa in the W Hotel downtown, Shine salon, Kimberly Coleman Salon and Paris Beauty Salon. She was trained at Dudley’s Beauty College on the South Side. 

Dr. Jackson’s background includes a degree in education. Throughout her 20-year career, she has always had entrepreneurial endeavors that were linked to the beauty industry. “I have a vision of equipping young women with all the tools they need to succeed in life,” Dr. Jackson said. “Color Me Beauty Bar is allowing me to empower young women via mind, body and spirit.”  

Beauty and similar visions have brought Buford and Jackson together to create Color Me Beauty Bar. They look forward to meeting community residents on June 3. For information or to book a service at the salon, email colormebb@gmail.com 

Act of Kindness Welcomes New Neighbors

By Kristin Boza

Sometimes, one simple act can create a ripple of goodwill throughout a community. One act of kindness by a local business truly made the day of one Beverly/Morgan Park mom and demonstrates the generosity that our neighborhood is known for.

Joanne Carstensen, her husband, Alex, and two-year-old daughter, Daphne, moved to Beverly/Morgan Park from Lakeview last October. As the young family settled into their new neighborhood, a pregnant Carstensen was also dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. She shared a poignant story on the ‘Moms of Beverly’ Facebook page, where she wrote about the diagnosis she received during her first trimester of pregnancy, and the kindness of Capsule, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique at 9915 S. Walden Pkwy.

As Carstensen wrote on Facebook, “… on a day I was feeling well, my mom and I went to Capsule … My mother put a purse on hold, but I got incredibly sick and had to be hospitalized that week. My mom informed Maura [Conine, owner of Capsule] to stop holding it for us, as I would be unable to return to make a final decision. After hearing about my health, Maura and the Capsule family surprised me by dropping off a box with the beautiful purse wrapped up inside and an extremely kind card wishing my family good health and happiness for 2018. This act of kindness and generosity is one my family and I will never forget.”

When she found out about her second pregnancy, Carstensen was ecstatic, but wary when she felt a lump in her breast in June 2017. Ultimately, her doctor ordered an ultrasound and a biopsy, confirming a breast cancer diagnosis on Carstensen’s 32nd birthday in July.

Carstensen underwent a sentinel node biopsy, a lumpectomy, and four rounds of chemotherapy, the last of which was on Dec. 14, 2017, approximately one month before she was due to give birth to a boy.

On Jan. 25, 2018, Theodore Francis Carstensen was born, and his birth thrilled his entire family, all of whom have pitched in to help in any way they could. Recently, Carstensen began seven weeks of radiation. Amazingly, she was able to breastfeed baby Theo.

“I’ve learned a lot through this process, but one of the most surprising things is just how amazing a woman’s body is in adjusting to her baby’s needs,” Carstensen said. “The side effects from radiation won’t kick in for a couple of weeks, so right now the hardest part is just coming to terms with leaving my babies every day. But knowing that they are in amazing hands has helped, including my mom, mother-in-law, and nanny Katrina.”

As she fights breast cancer, Carstensen looks forward to the day when her family can get out and enjoy the neighborhood. “We were blown away by the generosity of Maura and the Capsule team, but also the kind words sent from others in the area after I posted on the ‘Moms of Beverly’ page. Our neighbors have been extremely welcoming,” she said.

“Joanne’s story resonated with me so deeply and immediately,” Conine said. “That someone so young and vibrant, a mother expecting her second baby, had to deal with something so scary and exhausting.”

Conine and another store employee, Natalie Baldacci, wanted to do something to brighten Carstensen’s day, hoping to ease her stress and worry for at least a moment. Conine called the purse designer, Primecut, and had a special-made bag, which was shipped within a week. “I wanted Joanne to understand that she is part of a wonderful community with people that are there for each other, especially during hard times,” Conine said.

 

 

Cookie Crawl & Christkindl Market

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) and Olivia’s Garden are teaming up for a family-friendly weekend of holiday events: BAPA’s 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Crawl and Olivia’s new Christkindl Market, 10730 S. Western, Chicago. The market will be held Sat., Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both days, the market will feature dozens of vendors offering a variety of unique gifts, decorations, candy, bread, soaps, spices, art work, books and more, as well as food trucks.

On Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, shoppers are encouraged to bring the children to visit with Santa. Maplewood Photography will be taking photos for $15, or families can bring their own cameras and take pictures. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants who purchased cookie tins in advance for BAPA’s Cookie Crawl will start their sweet odyssey, taking time to shop at the market before heading out to collect their cookies at participating businesses along Western Avenue. Cookie tins are sold out and will not be available on the day of the event.

Don’t miss student dancers performing a scene from The Nutcracker Sat., Dec. 9, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the window at Dance Gallery, 10628 S. Western.

On Sun., Dec. 10, Christkindl Market visitors can take a break from shopping to enjoy live music and a beverage along with bite to eat from food trucks. Café style seating will be available.

Market vendors include Kindred Knots, Poore House Crafts, Xzavier’s Sweet Shoppe, Coco’s Tamales, Bungalow Bias Chicago, Rotten Tooth Company, Oliver Scott Interiors, Que Sera Sarah, Our Secret Garden, A Touch of Whimsy, Fairy Farmacy, Harrison and James Publishing, Breadman Baking Company, Ivy Rose Jewelry, No I’m Not Amish, Katesplosion, Salty Dog Seasonings, Cera & Lore, and Gotta Be Crepes. Wally’s Waffles will be at the market on Saturday and Vintrendi Wine and Loi designs will be at the market on Sunday.