Photo at top: In cooperation with the University of Chicago, Currency Exchange Cafe in Washington Park plans to expand as an art block. (Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)

South Side Washington Park Businesses Boosted

By Wen-Yee Lee

When you think about Chicago’s south side, you may think of its high crime rate, but thriving businesses in Washington Park are changing that stereotype.

Photo at top: In cooperation with the University of Chicago, Currency Exchange Cafe in Washington Park plans to expand as an art block. (Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)