The Bronzeville Retail Initiative
Since 2008, the Bronzeville Alliance has brought together a variety of stakeholders to develop coordinated strategies that address key issues of the community. As a strong coalition of Bronzeville residents and organizations, the Bronzeville Alliance is committed to the economic, social and cultural redevelopment of this historic community. Recognizing the need for targeted, strategic retail recruitment and retention the Bronzeville Retail Initiative (BRI) was created in 2009. BRI’s vision is to create vibrant, walkable retail corridors that build on Bronzeville’s rich retail and entertainment history, while serving the needs of current and future residents and destination shoppers, and providing local employment and ownership opportunities.