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How One Block Got Through It

Chicago’s 75th Street seems like exactly the type of place that would have struggled to survive the pandemic. Instead, it’s thriving.

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Episode Notes

Over the past five months, city blocks have been slipping away. Bars are closed; restaurants are half-empty; retail is shuttered. As the country returns to varying states of lockdown, how long can these blocks hold on?

This week: how one commercial strip on Chicago’s South Side is weathering the pandemic.

Guests:
Nedra Sims Fears, executive director of the Greater Chatham Initiative
Brian d’Antignac, The Woodshop
Jaidah Wilson-Turnbow, Frances Cocktail Lounge
Zoie Reams, Brown Sugar Bakery

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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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