Venture south and west of downtown—45th and Marshfield or thereabouts—and the Back of the Yards tucks you in. Named for its proximity to the Union Stockyards, this neighborhood is a motley stew of tire stores, tortilla factories, and multifamily housing.
And beautiful churches.
And an abandoned 1900s fire department repurposed as a hive (Plant Chicago) for growing plants and fungi.
And a research and production facility (The Plant) for small food businesses, including brewers.