Block Club Chicago on IJ Clinic's New Website, Shop in Place Chicago

Want To Help Local Businesses Affected By Coronavirus From Home? ‘Shop In Place’ On New Site

A new website gives Chicagoans a way to support local entrepreneurs hit hard by coronavirus — rather than big-box retailers — all while shopping from home.

On Shop in Place, visitors can search dozens of the Chicago’s essential small businesses by service category or neighborhood.

The site was designed by University of Chicago students who gave up their spring break to work on the project and Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship staff, said Amy Hermalik, associate director of the justice clinic operated out of the University of Chicago Law School.

The site is intended to lift up businesses which employ less than 30 people, said Hermalik, who came up with the idea.

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