28 Sep '16, 8am

Chicago Artist Captures Community for Englewood Starbucks

Chicago Artist Captures Community for Englewood Starbucks

The two paintings by Chicago artist David Anthony Geary displayed prominently in the newest Starbucks in Chicago’s South Side Englewood neighborhood weren’t conceived for the location, but the ideas behind the works align strikingly with the store’s mission. The Starbucks at 63rd and Halsted streets, which celebrates its grand opening today (September 28), marks another step in a program to open stores in diverse, low- to medium-incomes communities across the U.S. Like predecessors in Ferguson, Missouri , Phoenix and the Jamaica neighborhood in Queens, New York , the Englewood Starbucks aims to help revitalize its neighborhood by creating jobs and offering a place for young people to receive training. Starbucks plans to open stores in at least 15 communities, each including an onsite classroom space available for local nonprofit organizations. On the lookout for local arti...

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