The The Two Way Street Coffee House has moved back in to its normal room as of Friday, August 23. All the major redecorating is done, but we still have finishing touches to add over the next few weeks.
Live entertainment is featured every Friday night beginning at 8:15 pm. Doors open at 7:30. A $7.00 donation is requested. We serve coffees, teas, hot cider, cocoa, soft drinks and snacks.
We’re back home!
After 18 weeks of operating all our programming in a temporary space, we’ve relocated back to our repaired and restored and remodeled coffee house!
The floodwaters which ravaged Chicagoland last April did not spare the Two Way Street Coffee House. We incurred significant damage to the coffee house and surrounding areas of our building. The good news is that it was mostly insured, and that nothing irreplaceable was lost.
However, our stage, floor, some walls and doors, refrigerator, kitchen cabinets and some other stuff was damaged beyond repair. Floors and walls in our hallway and Green Room were also destroyed.
But, our sound system, piano, and artwork were all saved!
We have been taking advantage of the reconstruction process to make some improvements. Our stage, kitchen and all floors have been upgraded! The heating system is being improved, and the stage and kitchen lighting systems have been replaced. Bathrooms and performer green rooms are refreshed!
We are immensely grateful to our sponsoring church for all they are doing for us, and for the confidence and support they have shown. They provided temporary space for all our 35+ monthly events. We didn’t cancel a single show or event!
And a huge THANK YOU to Travelers Insurance, Belfor Restoration, and our own Two Way Street "Re-do" Committee for their helpfulness and skills.
We're also indebted to the performers, audiences, staff volunteers, and others in our music community who adapted so graciously to the temporary inconveniences we faced. But, we're done! Well, almost. We still need to hang a few pictures and tweak a few things. But we returned to our upgraded space and held a joyous reopening celebration on August 23rd!
Come see the new Two Way Street Coffee House!
A footnote: although most of the flood damage was insured, the related improvements we've been making have a substantial cost. If you would like to help us defray some of these costs, financial contributions would be greatly appreciated! We are a charitable not-for-profit organization, and gifts are tax deductible. Gifts, payable to Two Way Street, can be mailed to us at 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515. If you would like, please contact us at 630-968-5526 so we can best recognize your generosity.