Thursday, June 26, 2008
This photo was taken in a shop in the Little Village (La Villita) neighborhood in Chicago a couple of years ago. I was hosting friends from out of town, and as is often the case when friends come to town, we head to one of Chicago's many ethnic neighborhoods to window shop and enjoy the great food and ambiance. Although it's not as well known as Pilsen, a Mexican-American neighborhood just to the northwest, Little Village is home to the largest Mexican-American population in the Midwest. It's a lively, bustling neighborhood, and has one of the highest business revenues in the city. For those who want to visit, the intersection of 26th St. and Kedzie will put you just about in the middle of the main commercial corridor of the neighborhood.