• DANK Haus Aims To Raise $54,000 Before End Of Year To Open Gallery On First Floor

    For years the first floor of the cultural center’s building has been rented out for commercial use

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / December 2, 2021

    LINCOLN SQUARE — DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is fundraising to convert the first floor of its Lincoln Square building into a gallery.

    For years, the first floor of the cultural center’s building at 4740 N. Western Ave. has been rented out for commercial use. It’s been home to a Greek restaurant and a business college, and it also experienced fire damage at one point, said DANK Executive Director Monica Jirak. 

    The nonprofit’s board began looking at how to renovate the space, initially wanting to attract new commercial tenants.

    “Unfortunately, with a pandemic, the stars really did not align for us. It really made us pivot and reprioritize,” Jirak said. Read more HERE

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