From the Chicago Tribune

Two high school buddies set out more than a year ago to change the perception of Englewood. They opened a cafe.

“We heard it all. ‘You’re crazy, it’s Englewood. It’s a war zone,'” Howard Bailey said. “But I thought, why can’t this community become the next brown utopia?”

He and Terrence Ross opened the Dream Cafe and Grille in the heart of a South Side community that has struggled with violence, unemployment, shuttered businesses and abandoned buildings. Besides offering rare healthy food options, the two want their cafe to give some hope to those desperate for opportunities.

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