Chicago's House Of Vans Debuts In February


CHICAGO, IL (CelebrityAccess) — The Chicago outlet of the House of Vans chain is set to open its doors on February second with concerts by Future Islands, Digable Planets and Chicago-based breakout artist, Noname.

The facility, located at 113 N Elizabeth St., includes performance spaces, as well as an custom-built indoor skate park and a bar with a countertop re-purposed from the Goose Island brewpub bar that was originally located near Chicago's Wrigley Field.

The two-day opening event will also include include a photography retrospective highlighting photos shot at House of Vans by emerging photographers Jonathan Mehring, Bryan Derballa, Ashley Osborn, Ryan Kobane and Laura June Kirsch, and two artist-led workshops, which include "Copy Jam" mixed media workshop with Chad Kouri and "Caught in Motion" Skate Photography workshop with Atiba Jefferson.

The Chicago outlet of the House of Vans is the third such venue to open, and follows the original location in New York's Greenpoint neighborhood and the second within the Old Vic Tunnels beneath London's Waterloo Station.