The Rebuilding Exchange is teaming up with their fellow old truck pals at Gaslight Coffee Roasters to offer an interactive coffee lounge at next weekend’s RCF Chicago Summer. Shop RX Made furniture (crafted out of locally reclaimed buildings). Get hopped up with a cup of locally roasted Gaslight Coffee and get creative at RX Made’s scrap wood glue-up workshop.
A little more info on these great Chicago people:
Gaslight Coffee Roasters
“Gaslight Coffee Roasters is driven by aesthetic, culinary art, experimentation, and a severe caffeine addiction. We source, roast, and brew the freshest, most refined, and most interesting coffees available.”
Image from Gaslight’s instagram. They take pretty pics. Follow ‘em! @gaslightcoffeeroasters
Gaslight Coffee Roasters opened it’s doors last summer in Logan Square. It was a DIY endeavor from start to finish. The owners, Tristan Coulter and Zac Rye built out the beautiful space (once a dusty insurance office) themselves, roast and serve up the coffee (available whole bean in a beautiful wax stamped bag), and make some of the most delicious sandwiches we’ve ever had. No joke. So delicious, the coffee, all of it. Delicious.
The Rebuilding Exchange & RX Made
Picture from the 2012 RCF Chicago Summer
Since 2009 The Rebuilding Exchange (a non-profit organization) has diverted over 2 million dollars worth of building materials (including re-claimed lumber, stained glass, archtectural details, you name it! ) that would’ve been sent to landfill. They host workshops and educational seminars, offer skilled jobs to people with barriers to other forms of employment, and make some pretty amazing stuff in house for RX Made (see and buy this ” amazing stuff” at the fair!).
We’re so excited to see what they come up with! Find ‘em at the entrance to the fair at Damen.
(The trucks should be pretty much impossible to miss.)
See you there friends!