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Theaster Gates is reopening a slicker Arts Bank this weekend

The Stony Island Arts Bank may soon be the trendiest place to meet for a drink on the south side. Its creator—artist, arts entrepreneur, and community developer Theaster Gates—is applying for a liquor license. He hopes to finally get the gorgeous 19th-century wooden bar that he installed during the building’s initial renovation three years ago into profitable operation and have the drinks flowing sometime this summer. Read the Full Story on Chicago Reader