JOIN US On Nov 25, get out and shop the small businesses in your community! 

Did you know that a big percentage of Chicago businesses are small businesses?

There’s something special about shopping small, supporting local business owners and keeping the love right here in our community. On Saturday, November 25th, shop small in Greater Chatham area for Small Business Saturday where 70% of retail is local.

From art galleries and great restaurants to fashion boutiques and salons, help make Small Business Saturday the biggest day of year in Chicago’s shopping and dining district – Greater Chatham Area! Check below for a running list of businesses that have signed up to participate in Small Business Saturday by offering special promotions and more.

This Saturday November 25th, show some love for your favorite small businesses and invite your friends to Shop Local with you in Greater Chatham.

Take a break after Thanksgiving and give yourself a day of rest before launching your holiday shopping. 

Explore, Support and Share in Greater Chatham Shop Local and share your support for the Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crossing and Avalon Park spots you call your own. Whether it’s your go-to health food store or a new local restaurant, businesses like these help keep our communities strong and vibrant while employing our friends, family, and neighbors. Consider the following destinations as you explore your communities:

75th Street Vendors

Health Food KMT-233Health Food233 E 75th Street(773) 224-7500
Mad TacosRestaurant306 E 75th Street(773) 952-8915
Brown Sugar BakeryBakery328 E 75th Street(773) 224-6262
5 LoavesRestaurant405 E 75th Street(773) 891-2889
Fletcher's Records TapesRecord/Music Store457 E 75th Street(773) 874-4484
Flowers First by ErskineFlorist511 E 75th Street(773) 783-5300
Ellana BoutiqueFashion Apparel7511 S Cottage Grove(773) 846-8221

79th Street Vendors

Just Jerk CaféCafe119 E 79th Street(773) 846-2232
Chicago SmerqsRestaurant213 E 79th Street(773)988-4257
Josephine'sRestaurant436 E 79th Street(773) 487-2900
Larry's Barber ShopBarber Shop701 E 79th Street(773) 602-1732

Cottage Grove Vendors

Games PlusGames/Toy Store8237 S Cottage Grove(773) 455-5399
Dat DonutsDonut Shop8249 S Cottage Grove(773) 723-1002
Uncle Johns BBQCarryout8250 S Cottage Grove (773) 723-1002
Kudos Health FoodHealth Food8513 S Cottage Grove(773) 994-1754
Dream CreationsParty Supplies/Misc8613 S Cottage Grove(773) 723-7326

About Greater Chatham Initiative:

GCI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that receives major support from the MacArthur Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Excelon and others. The 15-square-mile area served by GCI is roughly bounded by: South Chicago Avenue to the east, the Dan Ryan Woods to the west, 63rd Street to the north and 87th Street to the south. 122,000 residents call Greater Chatham home.