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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe Reopening Thursday

The cafe will host a grand reopening happy hour with music from DJ Sean Doe.

Retreat at Rebuild Cafe will reopen to the public Thursday, June 24.
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WASHINGTON PARK — Retreat at the Currency Exchange Cafe will reopen Thursday with a Happy Hour event hosted by DJ Sean Doe.

The cafe, 305 E. Garfield Blvd., run by Theaster Gates‘ Rebuild Foundation, provides a platform for creatives in music, food and art. Last year, the cafe teamed up with Bronzeville’s Peach’s Restaurant to offer food. But the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close.

Guests will be able to enjoy small bites while working in one of the 18 available coworking spaces.

Retreat will serve sandwiches, pastries and muffins with coffee and tea. Menu items cost $2-$7.

The cafe will observe COVID-19 protocols, with staff wearing masks and unvaccinated guests encouraged to do so.

Meeting and coworking space will be available to guests, as well, with the latter able to accommodate up to 18 people.

Thursday’s grand reopening event will run 5:30-7:30 p.m, with regular business hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday-Friday.

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