Thursday, September 29, 2016

Not a Good Start

At 5:30 AM yesterday morning, a Starbucks opened in Englewood to great fanfare.

At 8:30 AM yesterday morning, a Whole Foods opened up in Englewood.

At 6:17, the Starbucks was stuck-up.

At 9:45 the first dispatch of "Shots Fired" was called in at the bakery, supposedly over some "pumpkin spice muffins." Or heroin.

You know, for a second there, you believed us.

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108 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...


You got me good with this one SCC!!


Retired, 30+

9/29/2016 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give both of them 6 months,,,,,,,tops

9/29/2016 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Englewood Malnati's still open?

I don't see the Starbucks lasting long,,,,,,,,,,or Whole Foods

9/29/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the over under on when the first robbery takes place?

9/29/2016 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger johnny long said...

Ya got me!!!!!

9/29/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the media cover it no cover it up..

9/29/2016 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember what happened to the Jewel and the nice health food store on Morse Avenue, 024. Shoplifted right off the face of the earth, customers panhandled inside and attacked outside...bye.

Just give this a little time.

9/29/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. What happened to that other grocery store someone else was going to build out that way, when "protesters" vandalized the job site and threatened workers because the contractors hadn't hired enough unskilled and unemployable-because-no-one-tell-me-how-to-do locals?

Did they even finish the place, or is there still just a flattened-out spot with a few broken cinder blocks laying around?

9/29/2016 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it nice we pay for the community to shop at Whole Foods when I can't afford to shop there. You're welcome englewood residents.

9/29/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes siree Bob, the public aid recipients and the working poor of Englewood just have hundreds of dollars to spend at whole foods, not to mention, po' folks just love them some $6 cups of coffee.

9/29/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww shit, that wasn't right. I jumped the gun and posted it on Facebook before
Reading the rest of the post, oh well

9/29/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Profit versus shrinkage....yes thats why you cant profit in some neighborhoods unless your sellin loosies behind da counta.

9/29/2016 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We always believe the all wise and knowing SCC.

9/29/2016 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

you had me

9/29/2016 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time believing that you're kidding.

9/29/2016 02:15:00 AM  
Blogger Joebillybob said...

Hook, line, and sinker.... Damn my mouth hurts!

9/29/2016 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starbucks? Whole Foods? I smell gentrification coming back to Engelwood!

9/29/2016 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doh!!!

9/29/2016 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey clueless Rahm:
There's a very good reason some places are food deserts.

9/29/2016 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U got me... now what?
Clean up on aisle 3....
Nothing to see here move along

9/29/2016 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no reason to not believe you.

Is there an over/under pool?

I'll take October 1st for Shots Fired on Whole Foods property ... call it 2am

9/29/2016 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day there was a McDonalds across the street from Cabrini, right by where Near North is now. I was in housing north at the time and the grand opening was at 11am one Monday morning. About 130pm that afternoon the place was robbed by 2 guys who ran back into the Green. About 10pm that night it was robbed again. Truth is always stranger than fiction and this is the truth.

9/29/2016 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! You got me! Good job!

9/29/2016 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish them well. I do wonder whether the people who actually have the disposable income to shop at places like these will actually be willing to risk their lives to go there. Armed guards in the parking lots?

The experience I had in low-income retail showed me the biggest expense after wages and benefits was "shrinkage". A nice word for shoplifting and employee theft.

9/29/2016 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I did believe you & was not surprised at all . . . Because we've all been there before!

9/29/2016 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did have me! As I was reading I was wondering why I did not hear about this being a news junkie and knowing how excited Sneed and Moprah are about this all black experience beginning with construction of the building. (Amazing how many racists avidly point out not only the all black participation while denegrating others for racisim). But I was suspicious BEFORE I got to your disclaimer. Anything goes in that city and your scenario will manifest itself in the near future we are certian.

OT: Dan Webb you are a jag off and disgraced your under grad alma matter/WIU and our class. He is hosting Lawyers for Hillary campaign event today because Trump is not qualified to be president. Shame on you hugger mugger. Neither one is qualilfied to be President. Bad move. We have lost all respect for your integrity.

9/29/2016 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I believed you for more than a second.

9/29/2016 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell yay, I believed you!! Give it a month. The price discrepancy of products sold at the Englewood location compared to the North side stores are outrageous. Racial price gouging? Be a good white person and pay $3.00 more for a gallon of milk.

9/29/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to Ja'Mal Green's FB page and see what his feelings about the mayor's appearance at the Whole Foods are.
Then read some of the comments. It seems he don't like Mr mayor, and these new stores are a conspiracy to Gentry Englewood, and tax out the black man.

9/29/2016 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way. What ever happened to Green's court case? Anyone know?

9/29/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Too funny - The Onion said...

Hahahahahahaha Hahahahahahaha

9/29/2016 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason stores like this can't and won't survive in the hood is theft; plus dissatisfied customers demanding a discount, replacement or one for the road. I wish them well but they gonna be banning half of the initial clientele within the first month.

9/29/2016 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good gag, by the way, it was 7am when starsmucks got robbed.

9/29/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then you see here the millionaire mayor got a "pink smoothy" (So in ballerina mode) then said the price was "pricey"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-whole-foods-englewood-20160928-story.html

Umm rahm i know your in the woods there what next are we yes us taxpayers going to subsidize the prices even though we already do! What kind of tax breaks were given? what alderman got the lucky envelope? Was the envelope stuffed or overflowing?

9/29/2016 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, it was the rush for a seasonal PSL - the Amish can't help themselves...

--No Cop Here

9/29/2016 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long will Whole last ?
What is the over/under on weekly shop lifting ?

9/29/2016 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's alway a possibility and no one would be surprised.

9/29/2016 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure as hell wouldn't surprise me

9/29/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did believe u... lol

9/29/2016 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Darn it SCC, YES, you sure did have me. But seriously, I hope this is successful.

I used to love going there back in the mid-later 1950's. 63rd and Halsted used to be a great place for shopping -- I got my first pair of eye glasses from a place there and we bought one of the first Stereo Record players from a store there too in 1957 or 1958. A big honkin' Motorolo 'portable' -- weighed about 40 pounds, so much for portable LOL. But then we had to search the city for an actual Stereo Record. A Johnny Mathis LP was it, everything else was 'Hi-Fi'. Oh, the 1st Chipmunks LP was in stereo too and got that LP also.

And that beautiful Movie Theater that was there was a Palace. It could match the theaters in The Loop with no problem. I seem to recall they had Live Swans in a pool on the ground floor too.

So really I hope the gangbangers & homies don't screw this up. This will be the last chance for that 'hood.

9/29/2016 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's nice they have places to loot when the police kill an innocent African American yoot.

9/29/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did Starbucks have on their cups?
Oh ya, #RaceMatters.

Never have gone, nor would I ever go to SB for over priced coffee and then tip? C'mon!

9/29/2016 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its for the hair gel police that work there..

9/29/2016 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha. You have to admit it is ridiculous enough to be true.

9/29/2016 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now lets see. I'm retired ( on a fixed income as they say ) and I cannot afford to shop there a lot. But I did ask and employee ( my neighbor ) how they could charge less at the new store. He explained that it would operate at a loss, take a big tax break and then make up the difference by soaking us white folks. So Jewel, here I come!!

9/29/2016 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whole Foods made a deal with Rahm, that they would open a store in the ghetto just to appease the black politicians and Father Pleger, give them jobs etc. but when folks don't show up to work the store will default, it is doomed for a planned failure and is just a write off. Starbucks, when did you see the boyz in the hood drinking any type of Coffee, if they cant get a buzz from it, it don't count. I really feel bad for the legitimate folks who have been forced to live with the savages.

9/29/2016 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the "we hate police" media keeps digging as Trump says "dishonest media"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-laquan-mcdonald-shooting-lawsuit-met-20160929-story.html

9/29/2016 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard said...

I as a resident of Chicago was also suckered by SCC's headlines.
After having lived here for over fifteen years I truly feel these will be real headlines by the end of October.
And yes, residents of Englehood, enjoy all that shit on our dime. Soon, my family and I will be taking our dimes to another state where they can balance a budget and respect LE and those of us that have served in the military.
ILLINOIS, YOU ARE STARTING TO REALLY SUCK!

9/29/2016 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got me!! LOL

OT. Make sure we get the vote out for Chris Pfannkuche for Cook County ASA. We gotta get behind this guy so that libtard Foxx doesn't win. Www.votechristopher.com

9/29/2016 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh those food desert's no apple's and banana's for the kids,Stop by The Marshall field homes a housing project on the Near North they are a block away from Jewels, I only see these Kids eating chips and juice they won't eat healthy unless they are force feed.

9/29/2016 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not shop at Whole Foods or Starbucks. Too expensive for the product that you get. And, I am middle class. I just can't imagine most of the people living in Englewood being able to afford any regular visits. And, I wonder how many armed guards they will have to keep there to maintain order.

9/29/2016 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey clueless Rahm:
There's a very good reason some places are food deserts.
9/29/2016 03:57:00 AM

I disagree with you. I have worked many years in these areas. Yes, you will need lots of security and yes, the profits margins probably will not be as great as other more stable neighborhoods. But, people deserve fresh food and a good shopping experience. I imagine no one is willing to take the chance. I wonder where all of the black money is ? It is out there and why are not wealthy blacks stepping up to bring stores to black area?

9/29/2016 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TRUMP Sign is still standing in front too.
Yes, for a minute I was fool't and ... Fact Check: ain't nobody getting up at 6 am in The EngleWoods, unless they're a late for checkoff.
Always an opportunity for someone to get a pool going anyway.
This might be the first Hole Foods/Starbuggs venture to fold up.

9/29/2016 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Aww shit, that wasn't right. I jumped the gun and posted it on Facebook before
Reading the rest of the post, oh well

9/29/2016 12:57:00 AM

"I jumped the gun & posted it on Facebook"???
What are you, a 12 year old girl??
Get a life!!

9/29/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Share the wealth hmm...lemme guess prices at other whole foods will go up in order to allow for affordable prices at this one.

9/29/2016 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You totally got me. Every time I hear about Starbucks and Whole Foods in Englewood I think someone is pulling a joke. Like I am reading an Onion article.

9/29/2016 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as both accept LINK, they'll keep going

9/29/2016 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Whole Foods is actually offering discounted prices at this location. Can anyone confirm if that iS true?

9/29/2016 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dominick's across from Cabrini started out hiring 50 percent from Cabrini residential estates. A month later, I was told that 40 percent were let go for stealing, not showing up for work, and the like. Some who were reliable and could work for "the man" did well and stayed. I never heard what happened after Dominick's folded.

9/29/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, no shootings, but some definite pandering to the locals.....

check out this story on pricing in englewood vs lincoln park

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160929/englewood/whole-foods-prices-lower-discount-south-side-new-lincoln-park-north-side-new

9/29/2016 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again city ,state have all type of tax breaks for new business in the englewood area
What happened to all the successful business that closed in englewood
you know because of robbery , theft shop lifting
every neighborhood had stores until the cancer took over the neighborhood

9/29/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crooked Hillary is in town. You think she would be singing the praises of government bringing sustenance in Englewood’s food desert to this community of color. Supplemental nutrition assistance for people (SNAP) and Joe Biden’s three lettered (J-O-B-S) broken promise long awaited high tech jobs for the 21st Century.

Instead she shakesdown the lawyers for Crooked Hillary with her confiscatory speaking fees bypassing the little people of Englewood highlighting a crowning government funded achievement. Hillary wants money and absolute power. Her candidacy should not highlight the resulting public policy driven carnage and cratered out moonlike landscape which is symbolic of inner city democrat control.

Instead her speech will fetch millions with her established political influence in her coronation to be top dog. Hillary doesn’t care about the people of color in Englewood. Her theme is “show me the Wall Street sized campaign legally contributed money.” Millions in speaking fees and not a single cell phone video recording or body worn camera video/audio by her extensive elaborate security detail of her paid in full million dollar speeches for the uber rich movers and shakers. Crooked Hillary says: "Show me the Wall Street sized campaign contributions." If only the people and folks of Englewood could contribute as much to give them access to top level government officials. And she talks about giving the people of color a voice. Maybe if they were if they were involved in the lawyer side of the criminal justice industrial complex not the defendant side.

9/29/2016 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Back in the day there was a McDonalds across the street from Cabrini, right by where Near North is now. I was in housing north at the time and the grand opening was at 11am one Monday morning. About 130pm that afternoon the place was robbed by 2 guys who ran back into the Green. About 10pm that night it was robbed again. Truth is always stranger than fiction and this is the truth.

That was the only McDonald's to lose money and have to be close. . At that time McDonald's made all their owners rich

9/29/2016 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think those EBT cards are gonna go very far at "Whole Paycheck".

9/29/2016 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much can you clear at WF with a Link card.

9/29/2016 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those lost prevention guys at Whole Foods are going to be very busy.

9/29/2016 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talked to the loss prevention guy from an auto parts store on the west side. He told me how much money they lost a year running the store. It was astronomical. He said he couldn't keep employees from the neighborhood working there either.

I asked him why their corporation would operate a store like that. He said they had to or it would look bad for the corporation. They just pass the loss along to the paying customers. That's the world we live in. Give, give, give to people that just keep taking.

9/29/2016 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to rob a business that accepts food stamps and has no cash on hand !!

9/29/2016 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Isn't it nice we pay for the community to shop at Whole Foods when I can't afford to shop there. You're welcome englewood residents. "

I have a good friend in restaurant management that informed me that the majority of patrons at the restaurant chain are welfare mommas and their boyriends, along with the welfare chilrun. But also, that these same mommas keep the restaurants afloat because of the loads of welfare money that they have to spend at restaurants that the average working family cannot afford.

The one good thing though my friend said was that their welfare money helps somewhat to recycle some of the taxes paid by the restaurants.

9/29/2016 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

warm foods counter is not a buffet!, hey you-stop!

can I have a sample!

cash, what I gots no cash, sucker give me your money!

9/29/2016 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, it was Totally BELIEVABLE except for the actual "opening" of any bidness around them there parts

9/29/2016 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ssc my girl friend lives in downer grove, the starbuck there also serves wine after 4pm will this englewood starbucks start serving liquor too, how about thunderbird or night train or wild goose gin with that venti latte

9/29/2016 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should put up OBama's library in Englewood, I'm sure it would get a lot of use.

9/29/2016 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the cameras watching the registers catch the employee's : not charging for items, stealing from the registers, taking food themselves. It will happen, I give HOLE FOODS (what it puts in your pocket) 6 months before they close.

9/29/2016 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Whole Foods is actually offering discounted prices at this location. Can anyone confirm if that iS true?

9/29/2016 12:33:00 PM

100% true. The news even rubbed in in our faces. Englewood; milk $2. Taxpaying, hard working, productive members of society; milk $5
All bought wearing the newest Jordan's, driving a caddy, with no job.

9/29/2016 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime at retailers does not discriminate. One suburban police department maintains a Kohl's retail theft "room" due to the volume of young suburban 20 somethings ripping them off blind. Also, Google Walmart and crime---there are numerous rural and suburban cop shops overwhelmed by the calls for service at these Wallywolds. Walmart is being taken to task for costing tax payers so much in policing and overtime. There was also a recent Business Week article on the subject. Walmart just can't get a handle on the crime in their stores....Unfortunate.

9/29/2016 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Halloween each of those businesses will have logged many, many calls for police service.

9/29/2016 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger JohnL said...

Did not see any of this in liberal rag Tribune.

9/29/2016 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Business in the 'wood? Better open a Chili-Mac. Or better yet bring back a Ribs & Bibs.

9/29/2016 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did Starbucks have on their cups?
Oh ya, #RaceMatters.

Never have gone, nor would I ever go to SB for over priced coffee and then tip? C'mon!
---------

I order just plain old coffee from Starbucks and it is cheaper than D&D.

9/29/2016 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the only McDonald's to lose money and have to be close. . At that time McDonald's made all their owners rich

$$$$$$$$$

A McDonalds make money in Siberia, leave it to the Chicago ghetto to close them.
I know one in 011 was closed as well. I wonder how many our "communities" have closed.



9/29/2016 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..... I really feel bad for the legitimate folks who have been forced to live with the savages.

You mean the liberal goofs filled with white guilt? I don't care about them. Let them go to and from work to that Starbucks and that Whole Foods. Nothing will happen to them. The police are the problem.

Enjoy liberal retards. Enjoy.

9/29/2016 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



That was the only McDonald's to lose money and have to be close. .

Nope. Scumbags shut down McDonald's at 51st and Wentworth, 55th and Halsted and 53rd St. in Hyde Park. Also shuttered a Burger King at 55th and Ashland.

9/29/2016 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, can you tell me what aisle da rubbers are in ?

9/29/2016 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Back in the day there was a McDonalds across the street from Cabrini, right by where Near North is now. I was in housing north at the time and the grand opening was at 11am one Monday morning. About 130pm that afternoon the place was robbed by 2 guys who ran back into the Green. About 10pm that night it was robbed again. Truth is always stranger than fiction and this is the truth.

That was the only McDonald's to lose money and have to be close. . At that time McDonald's made all their owners rich

9/29/2016 01:46:00 PM


LOL!

Remember what happened to the McDonald's on 4200 Madison back in the day?

Store management got stupid with The Police?

(Silly rumors abound and what not, but whatever.
All's fair... Right?)

The Police left them alone on their "island..."

>Theme from Jaws<

We lost count but they got robbed like every other day for two weeks...
Nobody hurt... Just lots of soiled undies thrown out with the trash.

Whooo! Commando!

"WHAAAAAH!
PUHLEEEEEZE STOP BY AND PATRONIZE OUR STORE!"

Sometimes... Unscheduled funny is the best...

And you KNOW kinky financing and dirty-assed subsidizing
is the plan to keep Whole Foods afloat in Englehood.

Kinda like when m/fers used to hit the jackpot
robbing rail cars...

"Why the fuck are all these assholes running hither and yon
with shopping carts full of stuff?"

We'll never forget years ago, some "road scholars" uncoupling two
Brach's Candy box cars from the rest of the train.

Inside of two weeks, every tooth a half mile
in every direction was rotten to the gums...

Whole Foods Loss Prevention is gonna
be crying for mercy.

"Oh God! Please make it STOP!"

Within a year of Rahm finally leaving office,
they'll vacate under dark of night and weld
the shutters closed.

M/Fers will STILL reverse a stolen work van through
the back wall out of pure spite.

"HAHAHAHA! WHOOOO!"
>SCREEEEE! BOOOOM!<

9/29/2016 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Anonymous said...
Excuse me, can you tell me what aisle da rubbers are in ?"


Yeah, like that'll be happening...

9/29/2016 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, can you tell me what aisle da rubbers are in ?

9/29/2016 07:47:00 PM

LOL!
Rubbers?
In ENGLEWOOD?

Them shits be funny yo...

9/29/2016 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDonalds Roosevelt and Loomis didn't make it either.

9/29/2016 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2016 07:19:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That was the only McDonald's to lose money and have to be close. .

Nope. Scumbags shut down McDonald's at 51st and Wentworth, 55th and Halsted and 53rd St. in Hyde Park. Also shuttered a Burger King at 55th and Ashland.

9/29/2016 07:23:00 PM

McDonalds at 6400 s king dr closed down too. Oh and the walgreens across the street from the mcdonalds also closed down.

9/29/2016 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Organic flamin hots and locally sourced sweet tea.

9/29/2016 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Cabrini-O'Greenie MacDonalds (opened in 1971 & closed for 'financial losses'. I remember the slab (the ubiquitous westside Elmo's tombstone) where it once stood many years ago.
I wonder if mayoral candidate Willie Wilson had that franchise?
Just think of that, ol' Willie could have been our Mayor.

9/29/2016 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Whole Foods has an organic blunt section.

9/29/2016 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Whole Foods is actually offering discounted prices at this location. Can anyone confirm if that iS true?

9/29/2016 12:33:00 PM

100% true. The news even rubbed in in our faces. Englewood; milk $2. Taxpaying, hard working, productive members of society; milk $5
All bought wearing the newest Jordan's, driving a caddy, with no job.

9/29/2016 05:27:00 PM

All bought with a link card wearing the newest Jordan's, driving a caddy, with no job.

There, I fixed it for you...

9/29/2016 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it a couple days - once the news media and politicos are out of the 'hood... then your timeline will be spot on!

9/29/2016 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at what happened to the Starbucks at Homan & Roosevelt a few years back.

9/29/2016 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the whole area In Engle-hood gentifies!

Once the little store close on the corners with generic pop and lucy cigs shut down.

The land all around the mall was bought up by the university.
Next move is the Obama Museum .

Condos will be built for students not area people.

give it 15 years.

Humboldt park has changed, Pilsen is just about done And englewood well it will take a little longer.

9/29/2016 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you put a latte on your link card?

9/29/2016 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be that SCC is predicting the future.

9/30/2016 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see more groceries going out the back door than will ever be going out the front door

9/30/2016 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope. Scumbags shut down McDonald's at 51st and Wentworth, 55th and Halsted and 53rd St. in Hyde Park. Also shuttered a Burger King at 55th and Ashland.
9/29/2016 07:23:00 PM

don't forget 64th and king... too many bullets were flying through the front windows

9/30/2016 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Excuse me...do you prosecute shoplifters at this store?"

9/30/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not silly, you all know that this will happen, each thug add lazy savage will walk right into that store and snatch what they want. I can't wait until some liberal white person from Hyde Park try to shop there and is victimized.and when the white employee chases dude, the shoplifter out da door. Ha ha ha, I don't shop at Whole Foods anyways.

9/30/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What did Starbucks have on their cups?
Oh ya, #RaceMatters.

Never have gone, nor would I ever go to SB for over priced coffee and then tip? C'mon!
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I order just plain old coffee from Starbucks and it is cheaper than D&D.
9/29/2016 06:42:00 PM
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Maybe so, but it still tastes like someone burned the coffee beans. I'll stick with Dunkin.

9/30/2016 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Maybe they should put up OBama's library in Englewood, I'm sure it would get a lot of use.
9/29/2016 05:01:00 PM

Wonder why Obama did not pick Washington Park for his library? I wonder also but I bet it has something to do with tourists getting robbed on the way into the library or taking the train and getting robbed on the trip. Much safer on the museum campus of Jackson Park, not much, but safer.

9/30/2016 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jewel used to be at 59th and Racine. Wonder why they closed?

9/30/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Speaking of the Cabrini-O'Greenie MacDonalds (opened in 1971 & closed for 'financial losses'. I remember the slab (the ubiquitous westside Elmo's tombstone) where it once stood many years ago.
I wonder if mayoral candidate Willie Wilson had that franchise?
Just think of that, ol' Willie could have been our Mayor.

9/29/2016 09:42:00 PM

What else do you know about the tombstone?

9/30/2016 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first youth rightfully shot by a police officer over there and both the Starbucks and the Whole Foods will burn.

10/01/2016 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story, in the 90's a person decided to open a Subway Sandwich shop in 011 in a strip on Madison just east of Pulaski. We spoke to him about the thinking of such a venture but he said he knew he would make it there.
His very first customer was a gun toting robber. When he was told there was no money because they just opened he made the owner make a sandwich at gunpoint. It was a one day operation never to open there again

10/02/2016 08:10:00 PM  

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