I am a resident of the S. Loop and love your blog - it keeps me informed on all thats happening in our community.
I have a suggestion - perhaps readers of your blog can suggest what businesses they'd like to see open and where. For example, I would love to see a great Ethiopian restaurant, or even a dedicated cupcake/dessert shop open; given the number of children in the neighborhood, I could really see this second one succeed:) The 13th-14th street block of Michigan has a number of vacant buildings ready to be filled.
Knowing that their establishments would be supported may incentivize people to open up shop in our community.
So what do you think? Ethiopian? Cupcakes? Any other suggestions?
(Hat tip: MK!)