29 Jan '15, 8pm
Bow Truss Coffee In South Chicago Faces Gentrification Pushback @BowTruss via @eaterchicago @DNAinfoCHI
The news and its attendant reportage have resulted in acres of discussion , much of which has taken place in the comments on Eater’s Facebook post . In response to the events, Bow Truss will now offer $1 cups of coffee at their Pilsen location, and owner Phil Tadros is speaking out about the issue. DNA Info’s Mauricio Peña spoke with Tadros last week, who told him, “To do anything positive, or move forward, we have to have a conversation with the people doing this. We aren’t here to harm anyone.” Later in the interview Tadros wonders, “Is it someone who has been in the neighborhood all their lives? Or is it someone who moved here recently?” Some online commenters have questioned the authenticity of the actions; the first wave of signage was in English, after all, though round two is bilingual.