Community mobilizes to keep Cocineros in Humboldt Park



The Cocineros Unidos de Humboldt Park’s presence in the park was threatened when Park Concessions Management, a private company contracted by the Chicago Park District to manage its concession vendors, attempted to double their rent.  The Puerto Rican Agenda worked closely with the Cocineros in developing a response, and with the support and advocacy of 26th Ward Alderman Maldonado a victory was won in keeping the Cocineros in the park this year. Next year a new contract will have to be negotiated and the goal is to work with the Alderman, the community and the Chicago Park District to ensure that the Cocineros Unidos de Humboldt Park continues to be a institution of the Puerto Rican community in Humboldt Park for decades to come.

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