Made in Uptown: Uptown Business Features

Uptown’s vibrant business community is as diverse as the neighborhood. Learn more about the people behind some of the local businesses & organizations that help make Uptown an excellent place to live, shop, and explore.

Alchemia Art of Hairaah-1

Learn how an Uptown resident decided to be his own boss by opening his own salon.

Alternatives, Inc.alternatives

Since 1971, Alternatives, Inc. has supported the personal growth & well being of Chicago’s youth.

A Touch of Chinatoc-1

Learn more about this brand-new store specializing in hand-made imported china and house goods.

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This library is a bustling hub of programs, services & events that empower Uptown residents.

Cathay Bank Uptown

Cathay Bank works to help Uptown’s pan-Asian immigrant community achieve the American Dream.

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The Chicago Healing Center is the culmination of a vision for an affordable, integrative care center – right here in Uptown!

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

For 35 years, the Chinese Mutual Aid Association has been key to Uptown’s immigrant community.

Emerald City Coffee
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Learn how Emerald City Coffee is working to build community in Uptown – one coffee cup at a time.

Feingold & Associates, P.C.

Richard I. Feingold & Associates, P.C. is an Uptown law firm specializing in Social Security disability benefits.

First Sip Cafe

Meet the sisters behind Asia on Argyle’s new, hip, Insta-ready coffee shop.

Hopleaf Bar
Hopleaf Bar

For 26 years, this bar has been celebrated for its massive beer list, upscale food, and cozy atmosphere.

Immm Rice & Beyond

This Thai eatery has been quickly embraced for bringing the flavors of Chiang Mai to Chicago.

Kal’ish Short Order Vegan

This all-vegan eatery is just step one in the vision a husband & wife duo have for Uptown’s Sheridan Park.

Mini TX Pharmacymtx-a

This medical center is being transformed into an East-Meets-West pharmacy by a second generation.

My Chocolate Soulmcs-b

Learn how this Uptown chocolatier turned a passion into a career.

North Side Housingnsh1

This non-profit provides more than shelter to Uptown’s most vulnerable residents – it gets them out of crisis.

Pho Xe Luapxl-a

This Argyle restaurant is popular for its huge menu that includes many Buddhist vegetarian recipes.

Sarah’s Circlesc-a

Sarah’s Circle supports some of Uptown’s most vulnerable residents – women experiencing homelessness.

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Learn about Sun Wah, cornerstone of Uptown’s pan-Asian community and James Beard Awardee.

Tai Nam Markettainam2

For 25 years this pan-Asian supermarket has been an anchor for Uptown’s immigrant community.

The Shift

This Buena Park co-working space has been embraced by professionals, artists, students & entrepreneurs.

Uptown Bikes
Uptown Bikes

For years, this Uptown bike shop has been popular with cyclists for not only parts and service, but community.

Voice of the People

For decades, this nonprofit has been instrumental in developing and providing affordable housing in Uptown.