Please join us for Bite of Bryant Street!
Enjoy the next phase of transformation on Bryant Street in Highland Park on Thursday, October 25th. At 3:00 there will be a groundbreaking of a brand new, mixed-use building, followed by "Bite of Bryant Street" beginning at 3:30. Bite of Bryant Street will feature food and drink specials as well as free menu samplings from participating restaurants so you can see all that Bryant Street has to offer.
No RSVP required, just come out to Bryant Street on Thursday, October 25th and be a part of the future of Highland Park!
New mixed-use building at 5803-5811 Bryant Street. Ground-breaking on October 25th!
Dear Friend and Neighbor,
It has been a very busy two years since we last wrote to you about the activities we’ve taken on in pursuit of the development vision of the Highland Park Community Plan. While it has been both a rewarding and challenging time for the Highland Park Community Development Corporation, please let me begin by extending our sincere appreciation for your patience and support. In times of tightening budgets, the HPCDC has remained a good investment, able to leverage every dollar raised for our community many times over. Significant investments have already been made in Highland Park thanks to the consistent support of our community partners at the URA whose investments simply wouldn’t be possible without the bedrock support of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and his Administration’s focus on neighborhood business districts. We have benefited greatly from the strategic vision and tireless fundraising support of State Senator Jim Ferlo. A big thanks also to Councilman Patrick Dowd for his ongoing engagement and timely support across many of our efforts.
Highland Park's newest restaurant, Park Bruges, will be officially open for business on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. They're located at 5801 Bryant Street at the corner with N. St. Clair Street.
The new restaurant's hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm with brunch served until 3:00pm, and closed on Monday. No reservations needed!
Dear Highland Park neighbors,
On behalf of the Highland Park Community Development Corporation, I want to thank the neighborhood for your continued support of, and patience with our efforts on Bryant Street. Our first project on the street, restoration of “the dry cleaners building” at the corner of Bryant and N St Clair has proven, as most observers can attest, to be a larger undertaking than we or our partners could have envisioned. When complete, however, the neighborhood will have a new restaurant, a restored historic building with two new apartments on the upper floors, and what we firmly believe will be the anchor for continued development and turnaround in our neighborhood business district.
There is now a link at the top of the page to the HPCDC flickr photos group. Also, new photos will appear on the right side of the front page here.
Today restaurateurs Jesse & Amy Seager of Point Brugge Café announced the name of their new restaurant, "Park Bruges Café", to open by the end of the year at 5801 Bryant Street. State Senator Jim Ferlo, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, architects Andrew Moss and Chad Chalmers, local businesspersons Amy Enrico and Lee Gross, and representatives from Highland Park Community Development (HPCDC) and East Liberty Development, Incorporated (ELDI) participated in the ceremony as well.
Jesse & Amy Seager of Point Brugge Café will be special guests (along with Senator Jim Ferlo and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl) at a ceremonial start to construction of a new restaurant at 5801 Bryant Street in the Bryant Street business district on Friday, May 15, 2009, at 2:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
Tonight the HPCDC entered a formal agreement with ELDI to provide project management and construction management services to redevelop the property at 5801 Bryant Street into a restaurant and two market-rate apartments as a part of an overall strategy to revitalize the Bryant Street commercial district.