02/26/2013 03:32 pm ET

Mess Hall To Become A Jewish Spiritual Center In Rogers Park

Story by Benjamin Woodard, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:

ROGERS PARK — The neighborhood's most counter-culture establishment will close its doors March 31 after 10 years as an inspiration for artists and activists.

The Mess Hall, an experiment in free workshops, art galleries and more, had occupied the 700-square-foot storefront at 6932 N. Glenwood Ave. since 2003 and had become well known in art circles.

The building's owner, who had donated the space free of rent, has decided to open a Jewish spiritual center in its place.

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