Frontline Books closes its doors and plans a possible return to Hyde Park | Evening Summary

Frontline Books and Craftsa Rastafarian and Pan-African store just off 53rd Street, has closed its location in Hyde Park, but its owner has announced plans to eventually return to the area. The store, which was also a longtime community space and publishing house, closed at 5206 S. Harper Ave. on September 4, ending a 17-year … Read more

The Children’s Book Fair and the Autumn Garden Fair are back in force this weekend | Evening Summary

The 35th Annual Children’s Book Fair and 61st Fall Garden Fair return in full for the first time this weekend, after two years of reduced or lapsed celebrations due to the pandemic. The weekend kicks off with the Fall Garden Fair, part of the Spring Fair and Chicago’s oldest community garden sale. It will be … Read more

Great Frame Up closes after almost 50 years in Hyde Park, fitness center moves in | Evening Summary

The Great Frame Up, a custom frame shop and local art seller, has closed after 47 years in Hyde Park. The store, located at 1418 E. 53rd Street, opened in the neighborhood in 1976. The closure was announced in a July 22 statement by former owner and current employee Rebekah Younger, who wrote that the … Read more