Bronzeville Cookin’™ is a vibrant and unique culinary destination and entertainment space that will help to strengthen Bronzeville’s job opportunity, and it’s economy. It serves Bronzeville residents and draws Chicagoland foodies and culinary tourists. Currently, four distinctive, locally-owned and operated restaurants share a renovated, turn-of-the-century building in the heart of the historic Bronzeville community. Each venue is its own culinary destination for food of the African diaspora.

What is Bronzeville Cookin'?

Bronzeville Cookin’™ encompasses a market designed to expand access to fresh produce and a rooftop farm with Green Line Farms and Greenhouse Box, that provide locally-sourced foods. It will provide high-quality food and related programming, thereby helping to reduce diet-related illnesses in the community and improve the quality of life for local citizens.

Food is an effective vehicle for creating local jobs, and many people get their first jobs in food services. Bronzeville Cookin’ will create over 130 permanent jobs and introduce “green” technologies to the community. It will also provide business ownership opportunities to community members, further helping to stabilize the economy.

Bronzeville Cookin’™ will encourage local people to come out, attracts visitors, and encourage community spending. Through Bronzeville Cookin’™ more money will circulate and stay within the community. As new culinary enterprises open, it will serve as an important platform for community development and wealth creation.


Adjacent parking and several transit options, including bicycling alternatives being developed by Bronzeville Bikes™, will provide convenient access; and, the award-winning Bronzeville Community Garden™, which opened in Summer 2010, serves as a forum for public events and neighborhood outreach.

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It takes a commitment from and collaboration between community members, the business sector, government municipalities, and charitable foundations to bring each new concept to life. Our partners in revitalization are critical to Build Bronzeville’s success. Learn how you can help.