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Archive for September, 2017

Berwyn’s Depot District Welcomes New Cuban Cafe

A new Cuban hot spot has arrived in the Depot District. Conga Cuban Cafe, located at 6836 W Windsor Ave, is a family owned and operated cafe serving up authentic Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes as well as coffee drinks. Small bites include empanadas, maduros, tostones and more. Conga Cuban Cafe has a full line of sandwiches that include such traditionalmore »

BERWYN’S NEXT GEN: KERI MIRABELLI, FRESHMAN BERWYNNER AT ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL

You’ve heard it before—our children are the future. Well lucky for Berwyn, we have some of the neatest kids around. Meet Berwyn’s Next Generation! These kids are working hard, whether it’s on the field, in the classroom or at work. Get to know more about the phenomenal young people making Berwyn a better place for their peers and for theirmore »

Berwyn featured in Urban Land Institute Retail Report

Our fair city was recently featured in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) retail report. Berwyn was used as a case study along with other data points throughout the report and, specifically, on pages 8 and 23! According to the report, ULI’s mission is to “provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.”more »

Scelebrations Fashion Opens New Spacious Boutique in Berwyn

Finding the perfect dress is easier than ever with the recent opening of Scelebrations Fashion. Scelebrations Fashion is a spacious, 7,000 square foot boutique specializing in the latest fashions and styles for quinceañeras, weddings, prom or any after-five event. The boutique recently opened shop in Berwyn at 6727 W. Cermak Rd; this is their first location outside of Chicago. Withmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Michael Ridge of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

Welcome to Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs! Berwyn has become a hot spot for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and creatively minded individuals. From musicians to crafters, small business owners to dedicated team members, Berwyn is home to a remarkable group of movers and shakers who keep our community vibrant. This segment gives us a chance to get to know what makes our localmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Jerry Hernandez of Lavergne’s Tavern

Welcome to Meet Berwyn’s Creatives! Berwyn has become a hot spot for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and creatively minded individuals. From musicians to crafters, small business owners to dedicated team members, Berwyn is home to a remarkable group of movers and shakers who keep our community vibrant. This segment gives us a chance to get to know what makes our localmore »

WGN Radio Hometown Voices Tour Went Live at Lavergne’s Tavern

The Download with Justin Kaufmann went on the road live to Lavergne’s in Berwyn, as part of the Hometown Voices tour presented by Allstate. Justin had plenty of visitors including our very own BDC Board President Jousef Mondragon and Berwyn Mayor Robert J. Lovero, journalist Charlie Meyerson, Berwyn Bungalow Tour reps David Olson and Beverly Weable, Allstate agent Joe Gomezmore »

Youth Crossroads Uses BDC Philanthropic Grant for Community Mural Project

A BDC philanthropic grant was awarded to Youth Crossroads, Inc. for their Community Mural Project. The project engaged local teens and middle school youth by providing them with the opportunity to get involved with the beautification of Heritage Middle School. After careful planning and collaboration with local artist Sandro Murillo, a 20’ by 20’ mural was constructed. A ribbon cuttingmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Creatives: Beverly Weable of the Berwyn Historical Society

Welcome to Meet Berwyn’s Creatives! Berwyn has become a hot spot for urban professionals, entrepreneurs and creatively minded individuals. From musicians to crafters, small business owners to dedicated team members, Berwyn is home to a remarkable group of movers and shakers who keep our community vibrant. This segment gives us a chance to get to know what makes our localmore »

Culver’s to donate percentage of sales to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Participating Culver’s restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales on Tuesday, September 12, to the United Way of Greater Houston to help aid the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey. A percentage of sales will be collected on every menu item sold from the time the restaurant opens until it closes on September 12.   Read more here!