At Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere, locals sell North Side entrepreneurs on a neighborhood’s future.
by Maria Nelson •
Bridgeport is one of Chicago’s “up-and-coming” neighborhoods. New foodie havens, a booming arts scene, and hopping nightlife beckon twenty-somethings and art types from across the city. While it is certifiably hip, Bridgeport feels strangely isolated from its surrounding communities in terms of geography and character, which gives it a quirky, organic hometown vibe.
by Sharon Lurye •
Pleasant House Bakery was utterly charming. A chalk sign on the wall advertised pasties, royal pies, and “bangers and mash.” The entire kitchen, where two men were busy rolling dough and filling pies, was visible behind the counter. On a nearby table, a sprig of purple-blossomed chive rested in a small glass. The British bakery, now in its third week of existence, specializes in sweets, homemade sodas, and royal pies