There have been some new businesses opening locally. Here we take a look at some of them. For Mexican food lovers, mosey on down to 2022 W. 35th Street where El Chile Toreado recently opened. For those who want to try Ahogada, Cubana, Carne Asada and so much more, these are just some of the dishes on offer.
There is also something for beer
lovers. The latest venture to tantalize
your taste buds in the region is the Burning Bush Brewery featuring a
variety of changing local brews as well as wine on tap. Take a bite to eat there from their food
trucks or snack menu which includes bread sticks, cheese and crackers.
What a great name for an
optometrist. Eye Q Optique has
just joined the hood at 709 S. Seely Avenue.
In other Chicago-based news, City Hall
veteran Tiffany Hamel Johnson was just named CEO of Chicago United,
succeeding Gloria Castillo. As the first
African American female chief in the position (which was inaugurated in 1968),
this appointment is most noteworthy.
The MxD (Manufacturing and Digital)
company is booming in Chicago. Civic
leaders figured out this could be the place for MxD around six years ago given
the region’s logistical ease, efficient transportation and solid industry
Money was provided by the State of
Illinois in conjunction with the City of Chicago to build around 100,000 square
feet of MxD office space and factories etc., while the Department of Defense
provided $80m in seed funding. MxD is
now working toward the development of a cybersecurity workforce for Chicago
within its high schools, city colleges and more.
In a recent Press Release, Chandra
Brown, CEO of MxD said
that the company would be:
“accelerating its mission to serve the U.S. manufacturing industry with new digital technologies, cyber and workforce programs. These accomplished and energized new directors will deepen our ability to serve the industry more effectively and position the Institute for long-term success.”
The industry definitely has a lot of
potential in Chicago.