Mercury Cafe Closes!

The bikegeeks have now outlived another coffee shop.   First Westgate and now our most recent home, the Mercury Cafe.

The Mercury Cafe  was a well-loved haunt for not just the bikegeeks, but lots of groups in the bike community.  The Chicago Critical Mass art show was held there for a few years running and various other community events took advantage of their copious meeting space, yummy food, and free wi-fi.

The following is on the front page of the Mercury Cafe Website:  (provided for historical sake)

IT IS TRUE --- MERCURY CAFE IS CLOSING IT'S DOORS BY OCTOBER 4TH.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT. UNFORTUNATELY THE ECONOMIC TIMES PROVED TO BE A BIT TOO MUCH.

I was glad we could provide a space where different groups could meet each other. It was nice to see that everyone from books clubs to knitting clubs to Muslim/Jewish open mic to feminist meet ups could find the place comfortable enough for themselves.

Alas...  We'll miss you Mercury Cafe.