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City Pool Hall


Address: 640 W. Hubbard St.
City Pool Hall (Chicago)
IL, 60610


For nearly two years, the owners searched the rapidly gentrifying, increasingly costly neighborhoods on the fringe of the city’s bustling downtown area for a location suitable to fulfill their longtime dream, their own pool- room. And, as if coached by Yogi Berra himself, one owner admits, ”I found it in the last place I looked!” What they found was a long, narrow corner building in the already hip, and soon to be trendy, River West area. Located along a branch of the Chicago River, a stone’s throw from the ultra-popular East Bank Club, their new City Pool Hall is neatly nestled into the city’s fastest-growing neighborhood. The 6,000-square-foot building and patio space originally served as a machine shop, and supposedly was used to support the war effort during World War II. More recently, the space had been the home of several underground dance clubs – a windowless dungeon opened only on weekends to the vampire/night-stalker set. The family owned business, spent nearly eight months knocking down walls and installing windows on the building’s south side to create a brighter atmosphere. What he was left with was a space- enhancing exposed frame ceiling, and 3,000 square feet of uninterrupted playing area. Not a single post obstructs the view of City Pool Hall’s 12 Brunswick Gold Crown IV tables, which rest on tasteful mauve carpeting. (Half of the tables are 9-foot, half 8-foot.)

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