Mahalia Jackson Court

Mahalia Jackson Court         1 E 79th Street     

Corner of State and 79th       across from the Redline 79th Street Station

Now open M-F 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

Highlight Reel – Sept 2nd opening festivities for Mahalia Jackson Court:



Winterfest & Trolley On The 9ine

Mahalia Jackson was widely considered one of the most influential vocalists. Join us as we celebrate her impact on Chicago’s Southside.

December 10th – 1:30-4:00 Trolley Tour between Mahalia Jackson Court at 1 E 79th Street and Holiday Pop-Ups on the 9ine at 735 & 737 E 79th Street.

Santa Photos

Ornament painting

Tropic Island Jerk Restaurant Food Stop

Games and Hot Chocolate Bar Santa and Fashion Show

Jackie’s Gift

Josephine’s Food Stop

Carolers (Timeless Gifts Youth choir)

Get a taste of the holidays with delicious Soul Food from Josephine’s Southern Cooking and Tropical Island’s Caribbean Fare for $25 per person.

Click this link to register: 

203 to 328 E. 75th Street (Indiana Ave. to Calumet Ave.)

Greater Chatham Initiative, (GCI) is proud to present our 5th annual Dining on the 5.  See the list below of our 11 participating businesses from Indiana Ave. to 78th & Cottage Grove.

This year enjoy the special experience of expanded dining on the 75th Street boardwalk that extends from 203 to 328 E. 75th Street, Restaurant Row. 

The boardwalk is open now through November 30th.
Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am to 6:00pm

We have extended our outdoor dining (June 15th – Labor Day) and added socially distanced fun and activities for the family.   Visit our website often to find out what’s happening on the boardwalk.  Contact us at 773-644-1451, x 102, and reserve a spot on the boardwalk.

Greater Chatham is home to more than a dozen long-time family-owned and operated restaurants.  Collectively known as Restaurant Row, the 14 food businesses in Restaurant Row attract 200,000 patrons from within a 20-mile radius and employ 200 persons. The businesses along Restaurant Row include Brown Sugar Bakery, Five Loaves Eatery, Flammin Restaurant & Co., Frances Cocktail Lounge, A&S Beverages, Harold’s Chicken #24, KMT Health Foods, Lem’s B-B-Q, Original Soul Vegetarian, Mabe’s Deli, Margarita’s Pizzeria II, President’s Lounge, Dunkin Donut, and others.

Come out to support our local businesses, eat local, shop local, and enjoy a good time with family and friends.  

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See you on the 75th Street Boardwalk

Welcome to Boardwalk 2.0

Click the links below and enjoy the 75th boardwalk opening day and ribbon cutting.

Distinguished Designers

All Imagine Chicago
Westbrook Architects

Krueck Sexton Partners

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners


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