Though the century-plus Forum in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has sat practically vacant for decades it appears to be on the verge of a reincarnation.
According to a stunning new photo feature on Chicago Patterns, The Forum, located just east of the 43rd Street CTA Green Line stop at 318-328 E. 43rd St., will be home to both a cafe and art gallery beginning "next year." It later will, once again (Nat King Cole once played there), become a performance venue for live music.
According to the building's Facebook page, Loyd is "leading a community-based heritage conservation effort to rehabilitate" the space, which has been home to art installations, including a "See Potential" installation, and other events in recent months.
"We need The Forum to be, as before, a catalyst for the social, political, and economic development of Bronzeville," an Urban Juncture document posted to the Facebook page reads.
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