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Norman H. Bolden


Norman's Bistro

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Norman's Bistro

1001 E 43rd St

Chicago, Illinois,60653

United States

Company Description

The highly rated Norman's Bistro offers a warm and soothing ambiance with a "Cheers" like environment. Here you can enjoy an American Creole cuisine with a Brazilian flair. ...more

Background Information

Employment History


Room 43 Ltd


Cook County Board

Award Winning Radio Executive


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Advisory Council - Illinois Restaurant Association [cached]

Norman Bolden
Norman's Bistro

Norman's Bistro was founded by Norman Bolden.
His restaurant offers a wine bar and serves "American Creole cuisine with a Brazilian flair."

Norman Bolden, owner of Norman's Bistro, developed a block-long commercial strip.

Nearest rival was Yokoyama with 10%, then Bolden and Scott, then Rumsey, then Miguest, with Williams trailing at 1%.
The six candidates who attended the forum were Will Burns (A.B. '95, A.M. '98), Brian Scott, George Rumsey, Normal [sic] Bolden, Adam Miguest, and Lori Yokoyama. Bolden said reducing regulations would be a better way to attract more businesses than increasing development. "Force banks to lower their lending standards. We have to lift the restrictions government is placing on these businesses. We may need to loosen up fees for start-up businesses and pay the fees later," he said. Norman Bolden, owner of Norman's bistro and Room 43, suggested auditing housing developments and building on vacant lots. Scott, Bolden, and Rumsey advocated for youth programs and mentoring instead of gun control. "I believe we currently have an area where people are willing to go beyond 53rd Street," said 4th Ward candidate Norman Bolden, who operates two businesses on 43rd Street. Members of both neighborhoods need to find ways to solidify the links between the communities, he said. "What better way to do that than to build small businesses along all of the commercial corridors that connect the ward?" "On 43rd Street, hats off to Norman Bolden," 4th Ward aldermanic candidate and state Rep. Will Burns (D-26) said, adding the next 4th alderman should work to keep businesses lie Bolden's in the community and expand retail on 43rd Street, 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Norman Bolden boosted his campaign with $445 of his own money, and then gave his campaign another $1,500 of his own funds shortly after the beginning of the year. it si Bolden's only reported contribution thus far. Burns' efforts were matched by businessmen George Rumsey, who developed a following in Hyde Park, and Norman Bolden, whose 43rd Street businesses have drawn both Hyde Parkers and neighbors. Both Rumsey and Bolden deserve credit for their hard work and determination. we are certain that the race was more informative and that whoever is elected will have a better sense of the 4th Ward's needs because of their participation. Bolden brought tot he race an emphasis on the need to ease the way to small business development in the ward, especially north of 47th Street. Should Burns prevail, we hope to see both Rumsey and Bolden back in four years with an assessment of this work during his first term. Norman Bolden paced in front of Shoesmith an hour before the pols closed passing out cards emblazoned with "Punch 53" in large, red type. He confidently predicted he would take the election Tuesday night, but conceded Burns might be able to force a runoff. As of press time, Bolden was tied for second with Lori Yokoyama, both with 9 percent of the vote. After teh votes were counted, Bolden said at his camping party at Norman's Bistro that he was surprised there would be no run off with any of the candidates. Businessmen George Rumsey and Norman Bolden both put together serious campaigns and introduced important issues Burns should take seriously as he attempts to demonstrate that he is the alderman for the entire word and not just for the powerful interests that lined up behind him. Former alderman and now Cook County Board President toni Preckwinkle continues to cast a long shadow in the ward -- indeed, she even continues to serve as committeeman -- and Burns' brief flirtation with appointment to the interim position during the campaign made her preference Clear. His astute political move in declining that position shows some promise in Burns' independence. We need to see more of the same in the future to assure residents the ward is not being run from the county president's office. Two smart campaign positions -- on by Bolden, the other by Rumsey -- can send a clear signal in that direction. Norman Bolden, who owns two businesses in the immediate area, was able to peel off votes from Burns and capture 42 percent in the neighborhood.

Owned by Norman Bolden, the visionary behind Norman's Bistro with an infectious smile, definitely saw a need in the community for good food and entertainment when he purchased the building in 2010.
"I have experienced some of the finest hospitality and dining from Africa to the bistros in European districts and I wanted to bring that experience to the place where I was born and raised, Kenwood." For Bolden, the namesake restaurant is a dream come true. As a child, he worked in his father's record shop, The Royal Flush, and in high school secured an internship at the radio station WGCI 107.5 FM. He eventually worked his way up to become a top salesperson and went on to have a successful career with the station in various roles for 25 years. During this time, he traveled extensively, nationally and internationally, catering to his passion for food, entertainment and the arts. He decided to leave WGCI and revisit his roots of entrepreneurship by purchasing the commercial strip where his father's business was once located and opened Norman's Bistro and Room 43, a venue for intimate upscale events. "I have always had a mindset for servitude and really enjoy entertaining and seeing people have a good time," says Bolden.

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