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South Deering Commerce
South Deering Welcome Page
  Torrence Avenue Shopping District
Calumet Bakery
 Let's Bowl
 Milan's Restaurant
 "Mom and Pop" Stores
South Deering Commerce

      The local shopping district in South Deering developed originally along Torrence Avenue from about 105th street to 109th Street across the street from the Wisconsin Steel Plant, the economic engine of the community.  Major purchases were probably made in the Commercial Avenue shopping district in neighboring South Chicago.  After WW II, a shopping district developed via strip malls along 95th Street between Stony Island Avenue and Yates Avenue adjacent to the Jeffrey Manor housing development. 

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