Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-08-31
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Two Whole Foods stores to close; Lightfoot, Hunter respond
2022-04-30

This article shared 2101 times since Sat Apr 30, 2022
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Whole Foods is closing two Chicago stores—including one it opened on the South Side six years ago amid promises to end the food desert in that area, Block Club Chicago reported.

The Englewood spot and a DePaul University shop (at 959 W. Fullerton Ave.) are among six locations nationwide being closed by the Amazon-owned grocery chain, which operates 530 locations. The closure is a particular blow in Englewood, which had been a food desert before the Whole Foods opened in September 2016 at 832 W. 63rd St.

Once the Englewood location closes, the Hyde Park store will be the only Whole Foods left on the South Side. At one point, the Englewood store employed 100 people—including many from the neighborhood.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a press release that Windy City Times received. She said, "Amazon's decision to close stores in Englewood and Lincoln Park as part of a nationwide closure of stores is obviously disappointing. My immediate worry is for the workers in both locations. Amazon must now take clear steps to protect those workers as they transition to new opportunities.

"Together with both communities and local elected leaders, my administration will work to repurpose these locations in a way that continues to serve the community and support the surrounding businesses."

Illinois state Sen. Mattie Hunter issued a separate response. "The city invested millions into this Whole Foods to provide access to healthier food options in an underserved community," Hunter said. "Now, the city has lost its investment and a source of nourishment for the region."

Hunter's release also noted that the announcement came just two days after a new 66,000-square-foot Whole Foods store opened on the border between the River North and Gold Coast areas, at 3 W. Chicago Ave.

The closure dates have not yet been announced.

—Andrew Davis


This article shared 2101 times since Sat Apr 30, 2022
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Molson Coors donates $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations through annual Tap Into Change program 2022-09-27
- The beverage company Molson Coors presented $50,000 to 14 LGBTQ+ organizations at Sidetrack Sept. 26 as part of its 11th annual Tap Into Change program. Organizations partnered with local bars during the summer to raise money ...


Gay News

City asks Bloomington LGBTQ+ bar to remove Pride artwork 2022-09-25
- The city of Bloomington, Illinois has asked an LGBTQ+ bar to remove its Pride decorations, according to Central Illinois Proud. Last month, The Bistro, hosted its annual downtown Pridefest with at least 6,000 attendees from all ...


Gay News

Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women launch strategic alliance 2022-09-20
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, Ill. (Sept. 20, 2022) - The Chicago Red Stars and VfL Wolfsburg Women, of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, today launched a strategic alliance that will see the two clubs collaborate and coordinate technical and business resources ...


Gay News

WORLD Malta PM, Kenya official, Kharkiv Pride, sex-education campaign 2022-09-18
- Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela has promised reforms for the country's LGBTQ+ community, including free gender-affirming surgery for trans people, according to PinkNews. In an interview with ONE Radio, he said, "I believe that social reform ...


Gay News

SAVOR Latin Restaurant Weeks running Sept. 16-30 2022-09-14
- Latin Restaurant Weeks (LRW) will take place Sept. 16-30 in various cities, including Chicago. Illinois has the nation's fifth-largest Hispanic population; Chicago has more than 29% of people who identify as Hispanic. LRW partners with Hispani ...


Gay News

Six Flags hosts 'Out in the Park' 2022-09-13
- Out in the Park—an annual private diversity event featuring unlimited riding of all Six Flags Great America's thrill rides—took place Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed rides, eats and music (the latter courtesy of DJs). According to a ...


Gay News

Ricky Martin sues 'maladjusted' nephew for $20 million [UPDATE] 2022-09-08
- Actor/singer/author Ricky Martin has filed a $20-million lawsuit against the nephew who accused him of sexual abuse, Deadline reported. "The reckless, malicious and culpable actions by Defendant Sanchez were motivated by the desire to expose Plaintiff ...


Gay News

DANCE Rogers Park group Synapse Arts to hold Sept. 17 fundraiser 2022-09-06
- On Saturday, Sept. 17, there will be another “Crosswalk Dance” from the Rogers Park company Synapse Arts as well as another Jarvis Square Artisan Market and the celebration of National Dance Day. ...


Gay News

POLITICS Talking with queer mayoral candidate J Saxon 2022-08-31
- With the 2023 mayoral election rapidly approaching, names such as Ald. Raymond Lopez, businessman Willie Wilson and, of course, incumbent Lori Lightfoot have proven to be some of the most recognizable so far. However, J Saxon, ...


Gay News

Ald. Tom Tunney announces retirement from Chicago City Council 2022-08-30
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, August 30, 2022 - After nearly two decades of dedicated public service on the Chicago City Council, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney today announced that he will retire at the end of his term in ...


Gay News

POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward 2022-08-19
- Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth—a queer native Chicagoan and 23-year resident of Andersonville who also describes herself as a "mother of three, tango dancer, small business owner and community organizer"—announced her candidacy for ...


Gay News

Chicago Digital Equity Fund and Tech Desk launched 2022-08-15
- GET Cities—an initiative focused on accelerating the leadership and influence of women, trans and non-binary people in tech—has partnered with Gumbo Media and DePaul University's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute to ...


Gay News

Market Days marks 40 years 2022-08-09
- The Northalsted Market Days street festival returned to the Halsted Street area for its 40th anniversary on Aug. 6 -7. Running from Belmont Avenue to Addison Street, a $15 suggested donation greeted attendees as they entered ...


Gay News

Drag show finally takes place at UpRising Bakery and Cafe 2022-08-08
- After a series of events that encompassed everything from vandalism to meetings with village officials to a visit from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, LGBTQ+-owned Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Cafe finally held its ...


Gay News

Pritzker visits UpRising Bakery and Cafe 2022-08-06
- On Aug. 5, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker met with Corrina Sac, owner of Lake in the Hills business UpRising Bakery and Café, as well as leaders from Equality Illinois and Woodstock Pride and Illinois state Rep. ...


 



Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.