Red Ahead: Red & Purple Modernization

Shop. Eat. Play. Explore.

Coming soon: Our new RPM Open for Business Program!

We are excited to launch in Fall 2020 an Open for Business program that is specifically designed to support the hundreds of small businesses during construction. 

Our objective is simple: Encourage people to shop, eat, play and explore in the RPM project area, which includes Uptown, Edgewater, Andersonville and Lakeview East

This fall, we will launch our business registration for this free program, which will include marketing (physical and digital, featured businesses and a dedicated small business portal that will promote these local communities and businesses. 

More information to come soon!

Letter to small businesses during COVID-19

Please see our letter to small businesses. We care and are committed to providing support as we all navigate this difficult time.

Letter to businesses, April 24, 2020

Supporting small business during RPM construction

We understand that large-scale projects like the Red and Purple Modernization Project (RPM) ask a lot from the community and pose challenges for local businesses. While the project will be greatly beneficial, we recognize the difficulties many businesses will face and want to help!

Click here to read our new Open for Business brochure on assistance available to small businesses!

Whether you want to enjoy steaming pho in Uptown, shop the extraordinary boutiques of Andersonville, explore the fascinating history of Edgewater or discover fringe theater in Lakeview East, we strongly encourage you to join us in supporting local businesses.

RPB_businesses_are_open_banner Shop: Find treasures at trendy boutiques and art galleries off of the   Berwyn and Belmont Red Line stops.

 Eat: Slurp pho or treat your taste buds to tacos off of the Argyle and   Belmont Red Line stops.

 Play: Rediscover your love of play at dance clubs and concert venues off of the Lawrence and Belmont stops.

 Explore: Stroll historic districts or catch an improv show off of the Bryn Mawr and Belmont stops.     

 Find local businesses by neighborhood by clicking below:




Lakeview East