The Greenest Greens surface again in the South Loop

thanks to Alliance for a Greener South Loop

12/06/2012 9:13 AM

By Bonnie McGrath

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Amanda Neely, co-owner with her husband Brandon of Overflow Coffee Bar, THE GREENEST!

So here they are, fellow South Loopers--and people from other neighborhoods who want to know who's doing green stuff! The greenest of the green winners in the South Loop are listed below. This just in from Gail Merritt, stalwart South Looper who heads the Alliance for a Greener South Loop.


Institutions:
Greenest: Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash
Greener: Old St. Mary's School, 1474 S. Michigan

Businesses: Stop by these businesses to share your congratulations and show your support of greener practices that make a difference!
Greenest: Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State St.
Greener: Urban Re-mix, 1468 S. Michigan
Green: Well Future Pharmacy, 1442 S. Michigan

Buildings:
Greenest: Dearborn Tower Condominium Association, 1530 S. Dearborn St.
Greener: State Place Condominium Association, 1101 S. State St.
Green: Transportation Building Condominium Association, 600 S. Dearborn St.

2012 Green Heroes: Alex Borgen (graduate student, Columbia College Chicago) and Maria Lawrence (director, South Loop Early Childhood Center).

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By Amanda from South Loop
Posted: 12/08/2012 4:03 PM

Eric W, Thanks for remembering what we @Overflow r aiming for. Here's a quick update. We r required to use any & all profit for nonprofit work. These activities will be focused in & around the South Loop. Most businesses take 5+ yrs to start making a profit. We're on a 3 yr plan for moving from red to black. We're not yet 2 yrs old though. Yet, we're already supporting some nonprofit work. We gave $600ish for the corn roaster @ the Bash on Wabash this yr, allowing more donations for the pantry.



By Eric W from South Loop
Posted: 12/06/2012 4:39 PM

Didn\'t the Overflow Coffee bar propose in their business plan exemption status that they would be making dontations to local charitable and non-profit organizations? How is that coming?



By Eric W from South Loop
Posted: 12/06/2012 4:39 PM

Didn't the Overflow Coffee bar propose in their business plan exemption status that they would be making dontations to local charitable and non-profit organizations? How is that coming?