Come Hang Out With Us This Wednesday at The Exchequer Pub

Exchequer Pizza and Ribs (Chicago, IL)
Photo by Andrew Turnbull.

Happy New Year everybody! Steven Vance and I have resolved to spend more time hanging out with Streetsblog Chicago readers in 2016. Therefore, we’re starting a series of monthly meet-ups on the first Wednesday of every month at the Exchequer Pub, under the Loop ‘L’ tracks. Here’s the skinny on this Wednesday’s event:

Streetsblog Reader Meet-Up
Wednesday, January 6, 5:30-8 p.m.
Exchequer Pub
226 South Wabash

The Exchequer is a cozy tavern that was originally opened in the 1920s, possibly as a speakeasy. Rumor has it that Al Capone used to hang out there. They have a great beer list and a full dinner menu, including Roger Ebert-approved deep-dish pizza.

Streetsblog meet-ups are a great opportunity to talk about transportation with other folks who are passionate about making Chicago a better place to walk, bike, and ride transit. We’re looking forward to hearing your opinions about the new Loop Link bus corridor, snow shoveling scofflaws, the Divvy price hike, and more.

As usual, there’s no charge to attend, but we’ll have a donation jar out, in case you’d like to contribute to our 2016 funding efforts. Thanks to all the generous readers who gave last month to help us meet our goal of $3,000 in December — we surpassed that target by $500! All of you will be entered in an upcoming Streetsblog network raffle for a Tern folding bike.

Streetsblog Chicago is currently funded until early April. The $3,500 will go towards the $80,000 we are trying to raise by this spring to cover the following year of operations. Along with grant money and advertising revenue, reader donations will be a key piece of the puzzle for reaching that goal.

But, again, no need to donate in order to attend the meet-up on Wednesday. We hope to see you at the Exchequer!

RSVP on Facebook if you like.

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