|Mary Ann and Colm in the kitchen, getting ready for the New Years Eve dinner crowd|
And feel safe doing it.
At the beginning of the year Colm took over Duke's and transformed it to a place called Sidecar. Not well received by the locals who visited Duke's, Treacy kept plugging away and now Sidecar has built it's own name and happy customers.
The tougher of the two places is the MorseL, which was formerly a Dollar Store. Yes, I ripped them for permit's and not opening when they said they were going to, but they proved me wrong and built a wonderful space. Business is slowly picking up.
While they don't have the deepest pockets in the world like our readers choice in Mr. Pritzker, they've got a lot of heart. Plus, they are both hands-on when it comes to their establishments. In the last year these two have added to the Glenwood Bar's theme of having a good time and enjoying yourself.
Seriously, the kicker in my decision was when they went to court for court advocacy a month ago. They proved to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt, their investment in the neighborhood. While there is miles to go in improving CAPS beat 2431, these two business owners have earned my respect.
With that, I'm proud to announce Mary Ann Cullerton and Colm Treacy, the "People of the Year" for 2012.