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  • 2. Creates and preserves local jobs
  • 3. Preserves what makes your neighborhood unique
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LINCOLN PARK PIZZA TOUR, APRIL 25!

Local First Chicago announces its first restaurant tour!  On Saturday, April 25, 2-5:30 pm, join us for the first Lincoln Park Pizza Tour! 

It works like this: buy a ticket from us, and eat your way through Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, touring the community by foot, bicycle, CTA, or car.  This event is a promotion for participating locally owned food venues in Lincoln Park.  It is also a fundraiser for Local First Chicago, our city’s nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about the value of small local business. 

Get all the details at lincolnparkpizzatour.eventbrite.com 

 

UPCOMING "SHOP LOCAL" EVENTS

April 26, 11 am - 5 pm     Vortex Market                                         3519 W. Fullerton  

     https://www.facebook.com/events/1543341102607192/permalink/1578850159056286/

May 2                               Chicago Independent Bookstore Day    citywide  chicagobookstoreday.com

May 2-3, 10 am - 5 pm     Chicago Art Girls Spring Pop-Up Shop     3730 N. Oakley  chicagoartgirls.com

May 17, 11 am - 4 pm       Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar    5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.

     https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkHandmade?fref=ts

May 30, noon - 6 pm        Everyday Edgebrook Sidewalk Festival   5300 block W. Devon

June 6-7, 11 am - 10 pm  Pilsen Food Truck Social                           1200-1300 blocks of W. 18th St.

      http://www.pilsenfoodtrucksocial.com/

June 14, 11 am - 4 pm       Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar    5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.

     https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkHandmade?fref=ts

July 19, 11 am - 4 pm       Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar    5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W.

     https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkHandmade?fref=ts

July 24-26                        Andersonville Summer Sidewalk Festival  5000-5600 N. Clark

     http://www.andersonville.org/events/andersonvillesidewalk-sale/

Sept. 12-13                      Andersonville City Made Fest                 5000-5600 N. Clark

     http://www.andersonville.org/events/andersonville-city-made-fest/