North Lawndale to Welcome Full-Service Grocery and Cafe

North Lawndale Fresh Meat & Produce Market and Sugar Rush will debut this spring.
North Lawndale to Welcome Full-Service Grocery and Cafe
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North Lawndale’s first Black-owned grocery store will open this spring at 628 S. Pulaski Road, reports Block Club Chicago. Albert Person, a West Side entrepreneur, plans to open North Lawndale Fresh Meat & Produce Market as well as Sugar Rush, a café and ice cream shop, that will set up shop next door to the grocery store at 620 S. Pulaski Road.

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Person told Block Club Chicago the goal is for the two businesses to provide the kinds of goods and services most affluent neighborhoods typically have access to. You can expect to find a full butcher at the grocery store, as well as a substantial produce section. Person’s goal is to source at least 85 percent of North Lawndale Meat & Produce products from Black farmers and Black-owned suppliers. Person is also planning to host a farmers market in the warmer months that will allow patrons to purchase goods directly from the farmers.

Sugar Rush Gourmet Coffee & Ice Cream, meanwhile, will offer a local café experience with frozen desserts.

Located adjacent to the corner of W. 5th Avenue and S. Pulaski, both shops will stand across the street from Pulaski Health Pharmacy. We reached out to Person for comment but did not hear back at the time of publication. Check back in with What Now Chicago for updates.

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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