“Mr. H” Holger “Max Halsted” W. Wollert obituary

Farewell to Mr. H, who was a big presence in the fight to save the old Maxwell Street Market in the 1990s. Our board member Steve Balkin writes: “I am sad to report that my good friend and Maxwell St. Blues legend Mr. H. has passed way in Arkansas, where he retired to. Mr. H … Read More

Op-Ed by Steve Balkin: Maxwell Street Market has a rich history and deserves the support that would allow it to thrive I applaud the Tribune for writing about the success of Rubi’s Tacos, moving from the all-outdoors new Maxwell Street Market to a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in the Pilsen neighborhood. Their food is great, and they attracted world-class foodies to do cable TV segments about them and the market. What some may not know is that Rubi’s … Read More

Vienna Beef sign on loan to Vienna Beef, Ltd.

Vienna Beef, Ltd. is now hosting the Maxwell Street Foundation’s Vienna Beef sign that has been part of the Foundation’s collection since the 1990s. Mounted and displayed in the company’s corporate headquarters, the colorful sign is shown below with Tom McGlade, Sr. Vice President of Marketing/eCommerce at Vienna Beef, where it is on loan until … Read More

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Maxwell Street Foundation at the New Maxwell Street Market

From April through October in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Maxwell Street Foundation will keep a seasonal presence at the New Maxwell Street Market by a history display of photos, books, T-shirts and posters. Shoppers have one-stop shopping at the Market to show their love of Maxwell Street!  The Market is open to the public … Read More

Maxwell Street’s Last Hope

“Maxwell Street’s Last Hope” at Uri­-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted, Chicago, June 10- July 1, 2016 Opening Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6­-10 pm with live music: Low-reen & the Maxwell St Market Blues Band, featuring Killer Ray Allison, Rasheed Stewart Muhammad, & Chris Alexander. MAXWELL STREET’S LAST HOPE will explore the meager resources that … Read More

Printers’ Row Book Fair

June 11-12, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation at the famous annual Printers’ Row Book Fair to buy Maxwell Street history publications, including Chicago’s Maxwell Street by Lori Grove and Laura Kamedulski, Arcadia Publishing, Inc., 2002.

North Lawndale Arts & Culture Festival

August 6, 2016. Join the Maxwell Street Foundation and other arts and culture organizations at Douglas Park Fieldhouse in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Many residents of the old Maxwell Street neighborhood moved to Lawndale?for?upward mobility or due to displacement by urban renewal. This is the first annual festival!

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