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Harold’s Chicken faces
opposition in Bronzeville

Chicago Sun-Times, by Mary Mitchell

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Posted By:timmartus, 4/15/2014 10:09:25 AM

For nearly 65 years, Harold’s Chicken has been a staple in the black community. But there are signs the franchise, which has locations all over Chicago’s South Side, may have worn out its welcome — at least one planned for one neighborhood. Last month, a franchisee signed a lease for a space in the 4500 block of South Indiana but couldn’t get a business license because an alderman had suddenly rezoned the property for residential use.

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Why did Alderman Pat Dowell suddenly rezone a business area to be residential? The corporation is keeping silent (wisely--don´t pick fights with mini-kings). But building owner Kandy Cobbs sees it as anti-Black owned business and may lose her property if she can´t rent it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: valinva, 4/15/2014 10:31:54 AM     (No. 9811400)

Harold’s is the only thing that black people in Chicago can grasp onto.”

It´s a good thing a white Republican didn´t say that fried chicken is such an important part of black culture.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2014 10:45:24 AM     (No. 9811425)

There was a huge uproar when a golfer suggested Tiger Woods would pick fried chicken to be the entree at his Masters Awards dinner.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 4/15/2014 10:52:21 AM     (No. 9811434)

These reporters are the bait and switch artists...

The real story was a single mention that the low lifes were hanging around the corner store and that adding Harold´s before cleaning up the current mess would be bad for the neighborhood.

sheesh

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Reply 4 - Posted by: msjena, 4/15/2014 10:54:26 AM     (No. 9811437)

Not to be too cynical, but is it possible the alderman has a "friend" who wants to develop the property? Not that it would benefit the alderman, of course....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2014 11:30:40 AM     (No. 9811501)

Gee, #4, would they do that? In Chicago??? s/

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For nearly 65 years, Harold’s Chicken has been a staple in the black community. But there are signs the franchise, which has locations all over Chicago’s South Side, may have worn out its welcome — at least one planned for one neighborhood. Last month, a franchisee signed a lease for a space in the 4500 block of South Indiana but couldn’t get a business license because an alderman had suddenly rezoned the property for residential use.

   

 

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