June 23, 2015
In the heart of Chicago’s near west side, Richard and Robert Martin opened a neighborhood bar at the corner of 22nd Place and Hoyne in 1951. That bar was called Martin’s Corner and has remained close in the family. In 1985, Robert (Bob) Martin Jr. took over the family business. He immediately added a small restaurant with homemade food specialties featuring Vienna Beef products. Bob’s two sisters have also been working along side him. Besides good food and drink, Bob has given back to the community in many big ways. From working with the police to develop community outreach basketball camps to his ‘Heart of Chicago’ charity which has raised over a quarter million dollars in scholarships, he is has made a huge mark on this city. It has been featured recently on the television show "Chicago PD."