Brookside, planned and built in 1920, was the city's first suburban shopping area. Designed to serve the automobile set, it boasted specialty, grocery and drug stores, medical offices, even a special community center, as well as the first south side police and fire stations.
Brookside is home to more than 70 shops, restaurants, and offices, all unique and in keeping with the original neighborhood charm and architecture. Once you have visited, you are sure to become an "Honorary Neighbor."
The Brookside Business Association, originating in 1939 as the 63rd & Brookside Business Association, was formed "for the purpose of promoting and furthering the interests of persons and firms in business or professions, as well as property owners and to improve the district in every possible way so as to make it a better district in which to live and work."
Today, the Brookside Business Association is a voluntary organization whose purpose is to create and preserve a pleasant surrounding for conducting business in the Brookside. This is accomplished by, among other things, maintaining common parking areas, providing for landscaping and trash removal, promoting special activities and events, and working with the City, Park Department, Area Transportation Authority, tenants, property owners and neighborhood stakeholders