Follow Me on Friday this Friday, March 23rd, as a venerable Rogers Park institution gets a new name and renovated office space.
The Rogers Park Community Council will be renamed and revitalized as Northside Community Resources (NCR). Join me this Friday, March 23rd, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at their renovated offices at 1530 W. Morse for complementary J.B. Alberto’s pizza, beer and wine and a ceremonial “cutting of the ribbon” for the new name.
Founded in 1952 as the Rogers Park Community Council, NCR has expanded and evolved to provide difficult-to-find social services throughout the north side of Chicago. The agency’s new name more accurately reflects its service area, which extends beyond Rogers Park.
NCR exists to serve local residents who find themselves in dire and often dangerous situations. Services are targeted toward clients who are truly without any other options. Clients range from victims of brutal domestic violence to families undergoing unlawful eviction from their homes.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and organizations. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or organization where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous “Follow Me on Friday” locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe,7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; Jenny’s Gourmet Restaurant, 1642 W. Howard; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; thePoitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis.
I look forward to seeing you this Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., as we enjoy some drinks and delicious pizza and celebrate the rebirth of a great community organization!