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Here’s How to Bank Real Success in the Fight Against Gentrification

Quentin Love had already been a successful Chicago restauranteur for 15 years. But two years ago, he was approached to do something novel: Open a healthy restaurant, called Turkeychop, that doubled as a part-time soup kitchen for the homeless in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, the Humboldt Park corridor.

After successfully selling turkey burgers in other parts of town, Love was game, but he knew there would be hurdles to introducing unfamiliar food options in a designated food desert.