The nonprofit Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) announces the return of its annual Live Love Shop Rogers Park holiday rebate program, kicking off on Small Business Saturday, November 27, 2021. In addition to dozens of unique independent businesses in the neighborhood offering special discounts and promotions on this day, as well as rebates for holiday shoppers from November 27 through December 31, 2021, a self-guided outdoor walking tour Walk Chalk Howard Street will also be available featuring interactive art by acclaimed Chicago 3D artist Nate Baranowski created for the Virtual Chalk Howard Street festival this year. RPBA is an official 2021 Neighborhood Champion and Shop Small ambassador.
Photos (l-r): Rogers Park business, R Public House, on Small Business Saturday 2019, courtesy of Rogers Park Business Alliance. Nate Baranowski drawing of Howard Street Brewing for Chalk Howard Street 2021, courtesy of Howard Street Chicago.
Throughout the holiday season, 3D art by Nate Baranowski will be displayed at the storefront windows of the following eight businesses along Howard Street: Charmers Café & Horse Play, Legacy Barber College, Howard Street Brewing, The Factory Theater, I'm Soul Hungry, Good to Go, The Recyclery, and Anto Pizza & Pasta Chicago. A walking tour map will become available at howardstreetchicago.com.
A Live Love Shop Rogers Park holiday kickoff featuring live music and refreshments will begin at a Welcome Station hosted on the plaza in front of The New 400 Theaters (6746 N. Sheridan Rd.) on Small Business Saturday, November 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Welcome Station is the last installation of Rogers Park Business Alliance’s monthly Pop-Up People Spots, a temporary outdoor space with tables, chairs, and interactive activities that are free for all community members, and will feature a temporary and interactive holiday-themed 3D photo wall created by Nate Baranowski.
Live Love Shop Rogers Park offers rebates to shoppers who patronize independently owned businesses in Rogers Park during the holiday season. From November 27 through December 31, customers who shop at independently owned Rogers Park stores are eligible for a rebate based on the total amount spent. Those who collect $150 or more in receipts will receive a $50 rebate, and those with receipts totaling $200 or more will receive a $75 rebate. To qualify for the rebate, a completed rebate form and original receipts (hard copy or digital/email confirmation dated between November 27 and December 31, 2021; no gift receipts allowed) must be turned in to RPBA by Friday, January 7, 2022, by 4 p.m. Shoppers can pick up a hardcopy of the form from RPBA’s office (1448 W. Morse Ave.) and mail the receipts. For more information and official rebate rules, visit rpba.org/live-love-shop.
Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is a nonprofit organization that has served Chicago’s diverse Rogers Park neighborhood for 28 years. RPBA works to cultivate and sustain a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents with a variety of public events and business initiatives. RPBA programs include the GROW/PROGRESANDO entrepreneurial training program, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Rogers Park Business Alliance, annual Best of Rogers Park awards, Chalk Howard Street and Taste of Clark Street festivals, and the Glenwood Sunday Market farmers market. For more information, visit RPBA.org.