Friday, June 10, 2022

Archer Avenue Cruise a Success

By Joan Hadac
Editor and Publisher
Southwest Chicago Post

A big thank you to the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch and the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce for once again hosting an Archer Cruise Night.

Hundreds of car-loving men, women and children turned out Friday night, June 10 along Archer Avenue in Garfield Ridge for the annual "Archer Cruise Night" auto show sponsored by the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch and the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Plenty of oohs and aahs as men, women and children showed their appreciation for a wide range of cool, classic vehicles: from modern muscle cars to 100-year-old Fords to a 1950s Good Humor ice cream truck, and more.

Several food trucks were on hand, doing a brisk business, as the success of this annual event picks up steam like a drag racer approaching the flag.

Beyond the obvious fun, the purpose of the event was to show everyone that, given a good reason, people from the neighborhood (and beyond) will come to Archer Avenue and spend money--and that therefore, it can easily be a vibrant commercial strip--and is a good choice for businesses looking for a profitable location.

We at the Southwest Chicago Post were there with a camera, briefly, and are pleased to share a few images.

A great event in one of Chicago's best neighborhoods!

A tip of our cap to the men and women volunteers who worked the event and helped successfully showcase Garfield Ridge as a fun and cool place!

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