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City Awards Grants To Small West And South Side Businesses

The city is giving dozens of small South and West Side businesses $5 million to expand or upgrade their spaces as part of the “retail thrive zone.” In many neighborhoods, several awardees are located on the same strip — such as 75th Street or West Chicago Avenue. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the whole point is to target areas and not do piecemeal development.

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The city is giving dozens of small South and West Side businesses $5 million to expand or upgrade their spaces as part of the “retail thrive zone.” In many neighborhoods, several awardees are located on the same strip — such as 75th Street or West Chicago Avenue. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the whole point is to target areas and not do piecemeal development.

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