CHICAGO (April 7, 2021) In celebration of Earth Day Weekend, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) celebrates all things spring with Andersonville in Bloom, returning to the neighborhood April 22 25, 2021 after a one-year hiatus. The seasonal event features "blooming" promotions and product highlights from neighborhood businesses, plus locally-curated Andersonville in Bloom Mystery Packages and the long-anticipated release of the 2021-22 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide.
Andersonville in Bloom weekend allows residents and visitors to engage with the neighborhood, whether through in-person shopping, admiring spring shop windows, enjoying a meal in-person or to-go, or ordering an Andersonville in Bloom Mystery Package to enjoy in the comfort and safety of their own home.
Plant the best garden in Andersonville with herbs, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs and more from Gethsemane Garden Center; unwind with a complimentary glass of rosé from Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar with any food purchase; satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of flower sugar cookies at Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery; enjoy $50 off when you enroll your children and teens in summer dance camp at GUS Giordano Dance School; delight your senses with Tomato Leaf candles and other seasonal scents from Edgewater Candles (sold at Foursided and Gethsemane Garden Center); plus much more.
Other participating retailers include: Andersonville Galleria, Andies, @tmosphere, City Grange,Cowboys and Astronauts, ENJOY, An Urban General Store, Foursided, Hearthstone & Terrace,Oda Mediterranean Cuisine, RAYGUN, Roost, Sandbox Baby Boutique, Swedish American Museum, The Cuttery on Clark Street, True Body Dynamics and WasteNot Compost
For a full list of promotions visit the Andersonville in Bloom page.
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is also excited to offer for sale curated Andersonville In Bloom Mystery Packages, featuring spring-themed products from local Andersonville businesses. Each Mystery Package comes with a custom 3" flower pot designed by À�ndale Market and a succulent from Foyer Shop, plus surprise items and a redemption card from one or more of the following businesses: À�ndale Market, City Olive, Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery, Early to Bed, Edgewater Candles, Foursided, Foyer Shop, Gethsemane Garden Center, Kopi Cafe, Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, Swedish American Museum, Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar and WasteNot Compost.
Mystery Packages are currently on sale until Thursday, April 22 at 5 pm through ACC's retail marketplace atandersonville.events created by Bachalaash. Packages will be available for pick-up on either Friday, April 23, from 2 6 pm or Saturday, April 24 from 10 am 2 pm at Swedish American Museum's north storefront space, 5217 N. Clark St.
Andersonville in Bloom also marks the release of the highly-anticipated new edition of the 2021-22 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide. Guides and maps will be available throughout the district and during Mystery Package pickup at the Swedish American Museum. The Guide was put on hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 and has been in the works for the last 18 months. The 88-page coffee-table quality publication features the stories of more than 30 Andersonville businesses, plus compelling editorial and interviews. The guide features business and neighborhood photography by Jamie Kelter Davis, design by outgoing ACC Director of Marketing & Communications Joelle Scillia and estudiotres, with printing managed locally by Fisheye Graphic Services, Inc.
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.