A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.


episode 105: Farewell, West Loop

Basecamp has closed its physical office after a 10-year run in Chicago's West Loop area. In this episode, we say good-bye to the neighborhood and two of its businesses. J.P. Graziano and un-cooked are small, family-owned restaurants on either side of the longevity spectrum: Jim Graziano is the fourth-generation owner of an Italian food importer-turned-sandwich shop, and Jeremy Jones opened his vegan grab-and-go place with his mother and wife in July. Jim and Jeremy talk about weathering the pandemic as independent restaurant owners.

Show Notes

Our previous episode about closing the Chicago office - 00:21

J.P. Graziano Grocery Company website | Instagram | Twitter - 2:15

un-cooked website | Instagram - 7:29

Collective Resource Compost - 12:27

Strength in the City | fundraising campaign for their mentorship program with SRV - 20:17

Taste Real Chicago - 34:03


 2020-09-15  35m