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Community Room

Our Bears Community Room and Bears Teaching Kitchen at 839 Healthy Hub is available for use by businesses and non-profit community organizations for a nominal fee. The main purpose of the rooms are to provide a clean, safe, and professional environment for organizations to host their meetings and small gatherings up to 75 attendees. 

GAGDC’s Standard Rental Fee for the Bears Community Room or Bears Teaching Kitchen is $500. Non-Profit organizations may be eligible for a discounted rate, up to 10%. Prior approval is required

The Bears Community Room and Bears Teaching Kitchen location:

AG Healthy Lifestyle Hub
839 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620

 The Bears Community Room and Bears Teaching Kitchen are available for use as follows:

  1. Monday through Friday – 8:00am until 8:00pm (CST); excluding holidays
  2. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays

All requests for use of the Bears Community Room and/or Bears Teaching Kitchen must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to your proposed event date. The requesting organization must:

  1. Click on Reservation Request Form to begin the process.
  2. Once acknowledgment has been received and approved, a copy of our Rental Agreement will be emailed. 

 For all questions and or other concerns and comments, please email us at


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