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Bubbly

Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center

Address

1048 W. 37th St.

Neighborhood

Bridgeport

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available

Architect

Frank L. Smith, 1911

Description

Bubbly, also known as the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing Center, is located in a former Lowe Brothers paint warehouse. Through a renovation project that involved strategic salvage and reuse of materials and waste, barter with local suppliers and volunteer efforts, the space has been transformed by Bubbly Dynamics LLC into a light industrial small business incubator. This contributing building to the Original East Historic District section of the Central Manufacturing District now houses a collaborative community of over 15 fabricators and artists. Principles explored and implemented during the renovation guided the redevelopment approach for Bubbly Dynamics’ second building, The Plant.

Visitor Experience

Visitors will have a self-guided experience, and participating businesses and organizations will have their studios and workshops open.