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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Outdoor Dining Along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Kicks Off Friday As Part Of Chicago Alfresco Program

"The program could be renewed for up to three if this run is successful," Hadden wrote.

Dining in the streets returns Friday to Rogers Park on Glenwood Avenue. This is a part of the Chicago Alfresco initiative, which seeks to create opportunities for long term community public spaces across Chicago.

Small businesses are an integral part of local communities across Chicago and Cook County. Creating vibrant spaces for the community to interact with their local small businesses will not only bring the community together but support local investment and local ownership.

 

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