Rico Nance and his family opened Litehouse Grill in Hyde Park in 2013. Six years later he owns five stores in the Hyde Park neighborhood and a total of seven stores in Chicago.

“Where there is no vision the people perish. I’m tired of my people perishing, so my goal was to become the vision that could inspire and save the generation after me.”

Nance has someone for everyone including a vegan/vegetarian restaurant set to open in Hyde Park on April 7th. Nance’s stores include:

  1. Litehouse Whole Food Grill – 1660 E. 55th/2026 S. Clark St.
  2. Mikkey’s Grill – 5319 South Hyde Park BLVD./8126 S. Stony Island
  3. Nance Neighborhood Market 4850 S. Lake Park
  4. Soul Shack – 1368 E. 53rd St.
  5. Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat – 1368 1/2 E. 53rd St.

Be sure to check out one of these establishments and let them know Black Owned Chicago sent you!

Leave a Reply

  1. Margo Phillips-Thomas

    Thankyou! I will support these business!

  2. Kimberly

    I was at Soul Shack today. The food is awesome. You actually set next to me. I admire your zest.

  3. @Philfreemedia

    Winning! I’ve seen his videos on Instagram too. He’s super positive and encouraging. Great guy to cover!

  4. Julia James

    I’m moving to Chicago this year and I can’t wait to visit and support!
    IG: blk.luna

  5. Kenneth Criswell

    Thanks so much for sharing this with me, I will be coming to your establishment

  6. Willa

    My son work’s there he said there food is goood all most as good as mines .let’s eat.

  7. Dianne Davis

    Are you going to open a restaurant outside of Hyde Park?

  8. Cynthia

    This is awesome! I will support these businesses as well. Great work!

  9. Teresa Hager

    My husband and I have been eating vegan for five years. We do it to be kinder to animals, the planet, and ourselves. We have enjoyed Litehouse!
    It’s great to know you have other restaurants serving vegan items. Please let me know the address of your new restaurant opening on April 7th.

  10. Tanya Lillard

    My name is Tanya Lillard I’m a Producer for Staight Talk Hosted by W. L. Lillard and we would like to invite Rico Nance as our guest on Straight Talk.
    YouTube television and Facebook Live.
    Our address is  28 E.112 E. Place, Chicago IL. 
    For more information, I can be reached at:
    773-253-2383 office
    773-822-2658 Cell

    Tanya Lillard
    28 E 112th place
    Chicago Il. 60528