Given that the University of Chicago is situated smack dab in the middle of Hyde Park, the resulting feel of the neighborhood (and of Kenwood, immediately to the north) is one of a strange cultural mÃ©lange. Sure, there’s the obvious difference in economic class between many of the UofC students and the local community members, but to reduce the social milieu to merely an advent of economic diversity would be superficial. Furthermore, to classify the area as a “college town” would be similarly incorrect. Beyond the University, and those businesses that cater to it, Hyde Park and Kenwood are full of unique restaurants, gardens, community centers, and even monk parakeets.
To the Rescue: Just in time to fill the grocery void, Hyde Park Produce will finally open its new doors
by Elise Biggers •
Recent events in the Hyde Park grocery situation have cast a shadow of destitution over the appetites of many of the area’s residents. Because the Co-op on 55th Street, Hyde Park’s major grocer, is scheduled for departure on the January…