Home Run Inn Celebrates 75 Years 

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  In 1947, the first pizza was served at South Side tavern Home Run Inn. Owners Mary Grittani and son-in-law Nick Perrin began serving their […]

Made Artisan Collaborative  

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Allison and John Papara opened Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St., in August.  Made is a marketplace that showcases artists, artisans and makers from Chicago and beyond.  In a way, this arts […]

Mainsail Therapeutics: An Individualized and Family-Oriented ABA Center 

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Mainsail Therapeutics, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) center for children with Autism, opened in 2020 at 1808 W. 103rd St., suite 200  Since then, they have expanded to include the space at 1810 W. 103rd St., and have […]

Business Spotlight  SPG Chicago: Help for Home Sellers and Buyers 

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Standard Properties Group [SPG Chicago], 10448 S. Western Ave., was founded by husband–and–wife team Spiro Georgelos and Selena Schrimple–Georgelos.  The full–service real estate brokerage firm specializes in helping sellers navigate […]

Business Spotlight:  Flippin Flavors: Delicious and Inspired 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Linda Flippin opened Flippin Flavors, 1848 W. 95th St., in early 2020 with her husband Brian. The shop specializes in creating fresh salads and sandwiches centered around their homemade marinades and rubs.    Linda […]

Best of #1: Best Delivery Entrepreneurs 

By Kristin Boza  Small business owners have been getting really creative lately. A new brand of small business has taken Beverly/Morgan Park by storm: small batch food and cocktail delivery. These home […]

Business Spotlight: Veola’s Spa 

By Kristin Boza  With stress levels rising high, finding the time to relax and engage in self-care is absolutely necessary to preserve mental health and give the body a much-needed boost. Veola’s Day Spa and […]

Sprout & Berry 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Born and raised in Beverly/Morgan Park, Claire Richards has been immersed in the community for her whole life.  She comes from a family of entrepreneurs […]