Breaking News: The Hatchery is Coming to East Garfield Park Fall of 2018!
The Hatchery, a joint venture between ICNC, Accion, and IFF was announced with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Walter Burnett, and many other community members and organizations present. The Hatchery will be located in East Garfield Park and will become an integral part of the community by creating jobs and bringing businesses to the area.
Steve DeBretto, ICNC's Executive Director said, "The Hatchery will put them in the middle of an entrepreneurial ecosystem so they can teach and learn from each other. Add the kitchens, business support, and connections to corporate partners, and we're eliminating the primary barriers food entrepreneurs face when trying to scale."
The 65,000 square foot facility will provide private food-grade production space, as well as shared kitchens and cold and dry storage. Entrepreneurs will have access to business advising, funding, and industry-specific training, along with other resources such as co-working and meeting rooms. The project will break ground in Fall of 2017 and open in Fall of 2018.