Op-Ed by Steve Balkin: Maxwell Street Market has a rich history and deserves the support that would allow it to thrive

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-maxwell-street-market-incubator-chicago-support-20230317-hxsqfruxhvaptd7jthdcpqvq6q-story.html 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

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, October 2, 2022 9am-3pm Join us at the Market to buy our books, t-shirts, or posters, and enjoy the rest of the food & merchandise the Market has to offer! 800 S. Desplaines St. Market entrances are located at Desplaines St./Harrison St., Desplaines St./Taylor St. and Jefferson St./Polk St. Limited free parking is available on … Read More

New Maxwell Street Market: Its Present and Future – Dr. Alfonso Morales Report

The Maxwell Street Market began as a collection of small street markets in immigrant neighborhoods south and west of the Loop. After the 1871 fire, street market activity arose around the intersection of Canal Street and 12th Street (Roosevelt Road). In time, a trolley line on Jefferson Street drew peddlers there, and the outdoor market … Read More

“Killing Maxwell Street is like taking opera from Milan”, A Maxwell Street Anthology – Dr. Alphonse Diaz, Dr. Steven Balkin, Reverend Ellis May III, editors

A Plea to the Chicago City Council on April 11, 1994: Mayor Daley has his mind set to eliminate the Maxwell Street Market. The vote in the City Council is set for April 13. The Hispanic and Afro-American grassroots communities are very upset about this. People are already asking how can the President and the Vice … Read More

Losing Maxwell Street? – Hannah Norwood BA thesis

LOSING MAXWELL STREET?  A Thesis Submitted to The Faculty of the College of the University of Chicago In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Department of Anthropology by HANNAH NORWOOD. Chicago, Illinois, May, 2013 Maxwell Street Market might still exist by name in Chicago, but ask anyone involved with … Read More