As some of you may know, I have been organizing a lunchtime networking event for several months. We have been meeting at Lido's, but have had some requests for evening meetings & would like to find another venue for the evenings. Would like someplace with low or no rent that either has food available or would allow us to bring in food. Someplace close to the el & parking would be a big plus.

Other than Lido's, does anyone have suggestions for good, inexpensive venues for networking events?

If you're interested in the lunchtime event, the next one is tomorrow (Friday) from 11:30-1:30 at Lido's. Check the description on Meetup:


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Hi Michelle, thanks for posting the Meetup link. As far as venues, the only one that comes to mind is Francesca's on Madison Street in Forest Park. I think they have a few separate rooms, but I'm not sure if and/or what they charge for their use. A little far from the Green Line, but walkable from the Blue Line. Parking could be iffy.

I'll let you know if I think of anywhere else.
We would be more than happy to host meetups!
I think Aripos would be great... parking isn't horrible (there's that huge new lot around the corner). It's really convenient for the Blue Line, and the food is great.

I also love Marion St. Cheese, but I don't know about evening availability.



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