Join me on FRIDAY, December 17th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for a special Follow Me on Friday, as we celebrate the opening of the newest business on Morse Avenue–CoOffice Connect, 1409 W. Morse (just west of Glenwood).
Enjoy complimentary food and drink offered up by CoOffice Connect owners Greg and Autumn and enter the Ugly Ornament Contest! Select from your holiday tree, or from another’s, an ornament so ugly it could win a prize. CoOffice Connect is awarding prizes for the three ugliest ornaments brought into their office or sent to them on-line. A panel of esteemed community leaders and objective observers of all things ugly will select the three winners from the ugliest submitted.
CoOffice Connect is Chicago’s newest co-office and co-working community. Co-officing (or co-working) is a growing urban trend that brings together individuals with a need for a workplace community and affordable office space. A co-office has an open, communal feel and a casual environment. It provides flexible hours and reasonable prices.
The co-office experience provides freelancers and other independent workers with wifi, coffee, comfort, and, most importantly, a space that invites and engages community. CoOffice Connect is such a place and offers the added benefit of being situated in one of the most interesting and vibrant neighborhoods in Chicago.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to explore some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and unique businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a business establishment where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have been to before.
Previous “Follow Me on Friday” locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; RoPa Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1146 W. Pratt; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici,1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; and Duke’s Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood.
I’m taking off the next two Fridays to celebrate the holidays, but I’ll post a new “Follow Me on Friday” on my Facebook page after the New Year . . . so keep following for great specials, good neighborhood fun, and lots of laughs.