April 2014

2014 Argyle Night Market - Vendor Sign-up Underway!

The City of Chicago, Uptown United, Uptown Business Partners, and the 48th Ward office will host a weekly Night Market on Argyle Street on Thursdays from 5:00pm - 9:00pm from July 10 through September 4, running between Sheridan and Kenmore. The Market will include farm stands, food vendors highlighting local Argyle restaurants, live performance arts and retail goods.

We're seeking local businesses and residents interested in this wonderful opportunity to sell crafts, food, and other items at the market, and we're welcoming you as a vendor at a very reduced rate from other City events. Your participation gets you access to neighborhood and Citywide customers at a summer-long event with significant marketing, entertainment, security and other support.

To sign up, you'll need:
  • This application form, submitted by May 10;
  • Payment of $25 per week by May 10 or $30 per week thereafter;
  • Any "booth" materials you need, including a 6' or 8' table, chairs, and a tent;
  • A Certificate of Liability Insurance, showing the City of Chicago and Uptown United as additional insured;
  • If you're selling food, a copy of your health inspection certificate from your regular establishment or Outdoor Food license if you're preparing food on-site.

If you have any questions, contact Uptown United at 773-878-1064 or info@uptownunited.org.
 

Streetscape Improvements In the Works

Be sure to voice your opinion on these two projects:

Broadway Corridor Study
The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development is sponsoring an economic development and transportation corridor plan called the “North Broadway Plan.” The Corridor includes Broadway from Devon Street on the north to Sunnyside on the south, as well as segments of Clark Street north of Bryn Mawr, and Devon between Clark and Broadway.

The goal is to develop a comprehensive corridor plan that unites the Corridor, its activities and character to encourage sustainable development and improve transportation mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers.

Learn more about the project and take a survey through MetroQuest:
http://broadway.metroquest.com/  The survey is open until April 11th. Your input is valuable in making this plan successful!

 

Argyle Identifier
As part of the coming Argyle Streetscape project, a new vertical identifier will be installed at Broadway and Argyle on a pedestrian refuge island in the middle of Broadway, just south of the intersection. The 48th Ward office and the Chicago Department of Transportation are asking for your feedback on the design! The two options presented were tweaked and chosen by a working committee comprised of community and business stakeholders.

Voting deadline is extended until April 7. More info here:
http://48thward.org/argyle-identifier-design

 


 

2014 Argyle Night Market - Vendor Sign-up Underway!

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Community Partners

The City of Chicago, Uptown United, Uptown Business Partners, and the 48th Ward office will host a weekly Night Market on Argyle Street on Thursdays from 5:00pm - 9:00pm from July 10 through September 4, running between Sheridan and Kenmore. The Market will include farm stands, food vendors highlighting local Argyle restaurants, live performance arts and retail goods. Read more about 2014 Argyle Night Market - Vendor Sign-up Underway!

April Small Business Workshops

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Development Partners

The City of Chicago offers helpful Business Education Workshops Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the month. Read more about April Small Business Workshops

Member Mixer at Pecking Order

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Business Partners
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