March 23, 2021 | Posted by Martin Sorge

Uptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce stand in solidarity with our neighbors, business owners, friends, and colleagues of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Uptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce stand in solidarity with our neighbors, business owners, friends, and colleagues of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We condemn and fight against the increased discrimination, harassment, and violence against the AAPI community and racism in any form. Uptown prides itself on its diversity. It is a welcoming place for people with all kinds of backgrounds and stories. Uptown has been a center of Chicago’s Asian-American community for many decades, and now many in our community are nervous, anxious, and fear for their safety.

A recent report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University, San Bernardino, tracked police department statistics across major US cities and found a nearly 150% surge in anti-Asian American hate crimes in 2020. This reflects a growing trend of discrimination against AAPI people during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to violent anti-Asian crimes, we have heard from local AAPI-owned businesses that their sales have been impacted by anti-Asian sentiment going back as far as January 2020. This discrimination and violence must end.

What can you do? 

Many Uptown organizations were founded by and serve the neighborhood’s diverse Asian-American communities. Consider donating to or volunteering with these incredible organizations:

Attend a bystander intervention training hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago. Go here to learn more and to register: https://www.advancingjustice-chicago.org/what-we-do/bystander-intervention-trainings/

Support Uptown’s many AAPI-owned small businesses and organizations. See below for a list of  more than 100 local businesses and organizations. Did we forget a business or misidentify one? Email us.

Local AAPI-Owned Businesses & Organizations

Agami Contempoary Sushi
4712 N Broadway
(224) 659-4670

Ba Le
5014 N Broadway
(773) 561-4424

Bambu
5010 N Broadway
(773) 293-7234

Lotus Seed Banh Mi
5100 N Broadway
(773) 564-9529

Café Hoang
1020 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-9943

Chiu Quon Bakery
1127 W Argyle St.
(773) 907-8888

Danang Kitchen
1019 W Argyle St.
(773) 654-3564

Dib Sushi Bar and Thai Cuisine
1025 W Lawrence Ave.
(773) 561-0200

Dong Ky Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant
4877 N Broadway
(773) 989-5579

Double Happness
1061 W Argyle St.
(773) 334-3735

Furama Restaurant
4936 N Broadway
(773) 271-1161

Gorilla Sushi
4617 N Clark St.
(773) 728-3333

Hai Yen
1055 W Argyle St.
(773) 561-4077

Hing Wang
1120 W Wilson Ave.
(773) 271-2271

Hon Kee Restaurant
1064 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-6650

Honeymoon Cafe
1138 W Argyle St
(773) 271-6668

Hong Ngu
1113 W Argyle St.
(708) 983-4179

Hong Xuong Bakery
1139 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-2888

Immm
4949 N Broadway
(773) 293-7378

In-On Thai
4641 N Broadway
(773) 944-0114

Kung Fu Tea
4925 N Broadway, #D
(872) 208-5955

La Patisserie P
1050-1052 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-3226

Lao Sze Chuan
4832 N Broadway
(773) 293-4653

Le's Pho
4925 N Broadway
(773) 784-8723

Miso Asian Kitchen
4449 N Broadway
(773) 728-4449

Miss Saigon
1129 W Argyle St.
(773) 681-5700

Nhu Lan Bakery
4810 N Sheridan Rd.
(773) 944-9288

Ora Sushi
5143 N Clark St.
(773) 506-2978

Pho 777
1063-65 W Argyle St.
(773) 561-9909

Pho 888
1137 W Argyle St.
(773) 907-8838

Pho Loan
1114 W Argyle St.
(773) 334-4500

Pho Viet
4941 N Broadway
(773) 769-1284

Pho Xe Lua
1021 W Argyle St.
(773) 275-7512

Shan Restaurant
5060 N Sheridan Rd.
(773) 769-4961

Siam Noodle and Rice
4142 N Broadway
(773) 769-6694

Silver Seafood
4829 N Broadway
(773) 784-0668

Sun Wah
5039 N Broadway
(773) 769-1254

Tank Noodle
4953 N Broadway
(773) 878-2253

Tao Tea
5002 N Broadway
(773) 944-0209

Thai on Clark
4641 N Clark St.
(773) 275-2620

Thai Pastry
4925 N Broadway
(773) 784-5399

Three Harmony Chinese Takeout
4546 N Magnolia

T'Oui Macaron & Patisserie
5018 N Broadway
(773) 293-6584

Uni Uni
1130 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-3333

Uptown Pho
1010 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-8820

Vietnam Restaurant (Nha Hang Viet Nam)
1032 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-8895

VN Tofu & Fast Food
1024 W Argyle St.
(872) 208-5686

Wabi Sabi Rotary Sushi
4521 N Sheridan Rd.
(773) 561-9000

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago
4716 N Broadway
(773) 2710899

Asian Human Services
2838 W Peterson Ave.
(773) 293-8430

Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 W Argyle St.
(773) 784-2900

Japanese American Service Committee
4427 N Clark St.
(773) 275-7212

South-East Asia Center
5120 N. Broadway
(773) 989-6927

Teo Chew Mutual Assistance Association of Chicago
1022 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-5535

Vietnamese Association of Illinois
5110 N Broadway
(773) 242-9329

Diamond Way Buddhist Center
4722 N Malden
(773) 234-5856

A Touch of China
1112 W Argyle St
(773) 942-6526

Azusa Liquors
4411 N Broadway
(773) 769-1178

Chicago Nail Supply
4878 N Broadway
(773) 506-0700

City Sports
4520 N Broadway
(773) 235-7673

D & D Nail Supply
4932 N Sheridan Rd.
(773) 666-9999

Dollar Depot
1017 W Argyle St.
(773) 784-2168

Duc Hung Video
1028 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-6301

Elim Wig & Beauty Supply
4631 N Broadway
(773) 334-3878

First Sip Cafe
1057 W Argyle St.
(773) 234-3858

Heng Heng Jewelry
1058 W Argyle St.
(773) 728-2198

Hiep Loi Gift Inc.
1125 W Argyle St.
(773) 271-3211

Hoa My Health Foods
1123 W Argyle St.
(773) 271-0504

Hong Hiep Mobile, Inc
1126 W Argyle St.
(708) 983-4179

Kim Hing Jewelers
1068 W Argyle St
(773) 561-5788

Kim Hout Jewelry
1046 W Argyle St.

Kim Hout Clothing
1054 W Argyle St.

Kim Video
4945 N Broadway
(773) 271-7855

Lee Nail Supply
4855 N Broadway
(855) 275-8091

Lexor Store Beauty Supply
4928 N Broadway
(773) 561-5502

Lynamy Beauty Supply
4925 N Broadway # F
(773) 275-1110

New Kim Hing Jewelry
1068 W Argyle St.
(773) 561-5788

Qideas
1134 W Argyle St.
(773) 989-8283

Spa Nail Supply Chicago
5001 N Broadway
(773) 816-8091

Tai Nam Market
4925 N Broadway St., #J
(773) 275-5666

Tan Thanh Gift
1135 W Argyle St.
(773) 275-8687

Thailand Food Corp.
4821 N Broadway
(773) 728-1199

Viet Hoa Plaza
1051 W Argyle St.
(773) 334-1028

Viet My Gift Shop
1119 W Argle St.

Vinh Hoa
1142 W Argyle St.
(773) 878-3928

Argyle Winthrop Medical Center
4947 N Winthrop Ave.
(773) 989-9118

Asian Village Medical Clinic
5129 N Broadway

Aza Travel Inc.
5027 N Broadway
(773) 271-9888

Cathay Bank
5000 N Broadway
773-561-2300

DaKao International Travel
4878 N Broadway # G
(773) 769-0944

Dr. Linh Nguyen, DDS
5129 N Broadway
(773) 275-8083

First Dental Center
4108 N Sheridan Rd.
(847) 529-4257

International Bank of Chicago
5069 N Broadway
(773) 769-2899

Jenny's Nail Salon
1503 W Lawrence Ave
(773) 944-1071

Mini Tx Pharmacy (Mini Thuong Xa Pharmacy)
1069 W Argyle St.
(773) 728-1007

My Hoa Beauty Salon
1136 W Argyle St.
(773) 271-7787

Phi Jennifer Ngoc Tuyen Dentistry
4945 N Broadway
(773) 275-1280

Queen Beauty Salon
4939 N Broadway
(773) 728-8369

salon M on Argyle
1059 W Argyle St.
(773) 561-2892

Tailor Dry Cleaners and Alterations
1038 W Argyle St.
(773) 666-4454

Thai Lotus Bodywork
4554 N Broadway #216
(630) 696-8240

theBulletin.io
(773) 580-5665

Thuy's Hair Design & Skincare
5027 N Broadway
(773) 575-6777

Tina Beauty Salon
4947 N Broadway
(773) 878-0115

Tony's Beauty Salon
5022 N Broadway
(773) 506-0468

Uptown Bikes
4653 N Broadway
(773) 728-5212

VN Money Express
1100 W Argyle St. #B
(773) 907-9216

Wagnolia Veterinary Clinic
4600 N Magnolia Ave.
(773) 654-1539