Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant Proposed for Grand Boulevard Social Club, Coworking Space

April 19, 2023

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

A Grand Boulevard banquet hall would be converted into a community-based social club and coworking space through a $335,228 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund proposed to City Council today by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

The $585,000 project by businessman and chef Clifford Rome at 4455 S. King Drive would cultivate professional networking and cultural exchange opportunities among the club’s patrons.

The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund allocates voluntary zoning fees from downtown construction projects to support neighborhood commercial corridors in low- to moderate-income communities on the South, Southwest, and West sides. Projects with grant amounts exceeding $250,000 require City Council approval.


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