Argyle Street In Uptown Joins City’s Efforts To Revive Business With Street Dining And Festivity; Business Owners Are Hopeful – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Strategies have been renewed in Chicago to revive restaurants and bring back businesses that were hit by the pandemic – but is it going to work?

As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, Uptown is the last to join a list of 16 communities to roll out permanent outdoor dining and community life. As the sun set on Argyle Street and a red ribbon was cut, Argyle Street west of Sheridan Road became the center stage for the North Side business district.

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The Argyle Street outdoor event involves not just outdoor dining, but entertainment, festivity – and even dancing in the street to “Don’t Stop ‘Tim You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson.

Uptown now joins communities including Chatham, South Chicago, Little Village, and Humboldt Park in the city’s Chicago Alfresco Program, according to Rod Fojtik of Choose Chicago.

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