By David Byrnes, Courtney Jacquin
In Chicago’s Rogers Park, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The community surrounding the Morse Red Line stop knows its small business population to be highly mercurial, with different institutions coming into and running out of money almost with the seasons. However, other businesses in the same area, like The Heartland Cafe, Red Line Tap and Lifeline Theatre have stood for decades, with no sign of shuttered doors anytime soon.
So why have these businesses flourished for so long, while others seem to live on borrowed time?