Completed Projects

Since the program launched in 2017, Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant winners have completed 37 projects with a total community investment of $8.47 million. A list of completed projects is available below.


Co-owner Alicia Nesbary-Moore shows off her newly completed urban garden, greenhouse and commercial space project, Herban Produce, located in East Garfield Park at 2900 W. Van Buren St.
Dr. Bonciel Griffin-Burress poses in front of the sign at her newly renovated office for Ivory Dental Specialists, located at 1040 E. 47th St. in Kenwood.


Project Address Summary Payment to Date Date Completed
345 Art Gallery 345 N. Kedzie Ave. Acquisition of two lots adjacent to the visual arts gallery and venue to allow for expansion  $177,472.10 08/2020
A.G.B. Innovative Security Solutions 2445 W. 71st St. Redevelopment of an office  $59,000.00  08/2021
A.P. Deli 10756-58 S Michigan Ave Exterior renovation of original location and buildout of a barbershop in adjacent tenant space $58,586.34  08/2021
Carniceria la Hacienda 5159 S. Kedzie Ave. Update to the fourth location of the family grocery business, including improvements to the interior, façade, parking lot, and roof $85,775.48 03/2019
Chubby's Char House 5963 W. Madison St. New restaurant build-out offering casual fast food while providing training and employment to ex-offender reentry individuals $107,973.75 07/2020
Coleman's Bar-B-Que #2 5752-56 W Chicago Ave
Renovation of barbecue restaurant
Doughboy's Chicago 352 E 71st St Buildout of new restaurant specializing in soul food and other specialty items
DragonFLY Gallery and Creative Spaces 2436 W. Madison St. Acquisition and buildout of an art gallery and studio that offers classes and programming to local high school students $95,692.17 07/2020
Emanuel's Chapel Funeral Home 5112 S. Western Ave. Improvements to the façade and redevelopment of the parking lot  $194,155.00 01/2020
Essential Elements - Chicago 1640 E. 87th St. Renovations to an existing women's boutique to include replacement of roof and flooring $20,868.38  12/2018
Gallery Guichard 446 E. 47th St. Expansion of the gallery with the addition of an outdoor sculpture garden that will house rotating exhibits $15,000.00 10/2017
Garcia's Services 5134 W. Grand Ave. Expansion into a larger location with a storefront $80,225.00 04/2021
GN Bank 4619 S. King Drive Renovation of black-owned, community bank in Chicago $28,817.05  06/2021
Herban Produce 2858 W. Van Buren St.
Expansion of existing urban farm and buildout of adjacent commercial storefront for an associated events space
Ivory Dental Specialists 8344 S. Halsted St. Acquisition and renovation of property for 2nd location of dental practice $250,000.00 12/2020
Kenwood Dental Group 1335 E. 87th St. Renovations and modernization of an existing dental practice $149,999.00 11/2019
Linda's Sport Shoes 3236 W 26th St Renovations to a sportswear retailer $22,262.50 09/2020
Little Black Pearl Workshop 1040 E 47th Buildout of non-profit restaurant $66,075.00 10/2020
Love Dental 11139 S. Halsted St. Renovations to a parking lot for a general dental office $44,850.00  05/2021
M Lounge 69 East Garfield Blvd. Buildout for an upscale boutique restaurant called Cleo’s and a private event space called M7. M Lounge owns and operates two similar lounges in the South Loop $250,000.00 05/2021
Mikkey's Retro Grill 8126 S. Stony Island Ave. Building rehab to open a second location of the restaurant $139,058.77  05/2018
Nipsey's Restaurant & Bar 9156 S. Stony Island Ave. Buildout for a start-up southern-style restaurant with 90s theme $250,000.00 05/2021
OLD NAVY 11700 S. Marshfield Ave. Build-out for Old Navy store in Marshfield Plaza $167,256.55 11/2018
Original Soul Vegetarian 203 E. 75th St. Acquisition and renovation of contiguous, 3-unit restaurant $196,503.00  06/2021
Osito's Tap 2553 S. Ridgeway Ave. Build-out of start-up craft beer and spirits bar adjacent to family-owned Moreno's Liquors $205,233.36  05/2020
PMJ Enterprises 4122 W. Grand Ave. Façade repairs for a general contracting company’s professional office $180,222.00 05/2021
RH Sneed's Hardware & Maintenance LLC 
1650 W. 79th St.
Interior and exterior renovations of minority-owned, independent hardware store  $39,014.17  08/2021
Shawn Michelle's Churned Homemade 56 E. 47th St. Build-out for a new ice cream parlor and warm pie pantry  $58,246.89  02/2019
Sip & Savor 78 E. 47th St. New location of Sip and Savor coffee shop in the recently revitalized Rosenwald building $94,250.00  02/2019
South Shore Brew 7101 S. Yates Blvd. Build-out of a coffee shop that offers Southern fare, grab-and-go pastries, and coffee from Bridgeport Coffee featuring African beans $98,420.24  05/2019
Teatro Tariakuri 3117 W. 63rd St. Exterior renovations (façade, storefront and roofing) to an existing dance theatre company that provides services to children and adults. They offer classes in English and Spanish $41,996.25  05/2021
Ted's Place 5813 W. Madison St. Renovations and updates to longstanding community tavern $44,161.10  01/2019
The Law Office of Theodore London 1718 E 87th St Expansion of existing law practice into an adjacent storefront to support growing business $198,708.47 07/2020
The Quarry Event Center 2423 E. 75th St. Renovations to existing event space $32,849.48 01/2021
The Woodlawn 1200 E. 79th St. Buildout of a start-up café and restaurant pop up space and an adjacent office incubator space used for educational classes  $212,439.68  02/2020
3515 W. 63rd St.
New resale store for clothing and housewares, developed under WINGS $132,342.52 04/2020
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago 6600 S. Cottage Grove Buildout of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Small Business Incubator $151,767.57 07/2020