Taste of Chicago loses money

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The Taste of Chicago lost nearly $170, 000 this year.

The City blames rain, which kept the food festival from opening on its only scheduled Saturday, cutting it down from five days to four.

The City also had to pay the musicians who were set to perform that day.

Last year, the festival turned a $272,000 profit.

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9 comments

  • John

    It sucks now. The committee has gone away from why people use to love going. The stands should be open to diff restaurants and the dates should move back.

  • Renee

    Reason why is because that was made to keep the black people out, we went down town to have fun and you all took that away. The first show was always R& B you took that away and now you can’t just sit in the open park area and listen you have to pay for that. I would go get my food and with the people black and white and have fun but y’all took that away. That way you lose money. See sometimes you have to give the people what they want. We all are different all black don’t shot people,Rob people our want to fight people we want have a good time too. And that’s why the Taste of Chicago not making money like before.

  • Lily De Jesus

    I agree. By changing things up to keep other groups out has hurt the tradition of the Taste if Chicago. All the people of different color and cultures are what makes up Chicago. Regardless of how much certsin groups want their own changes. I miss the old days those were the real fun days in Chicago!

  • Thomas

    no need to weep, over the lost, that a message to be read, give the people what they want, or continue, to suffer the losses. simple as that.

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