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GMan Tavern, Metro Store & more head up food drive on Clark Street

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This month, Metro/Smart Bar/GMan Tavern partner with for the annual Metro/Smart Bar Food Drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. From now through the end of the year, people are encouraged to drop off nonperishable food such as peanut butter, beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, and pasta.

Goods can be dropped at the Metro Store on 3730 N. Clark Street. The Metro Store is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Mondays; and from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; as well as being open during any evening show at Metro. Donors do not need to be attending a show to drop off food. Donations can also be left at GMan Tavern on 3740 N. Clark Street, during business hours: from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Metro/Smart Bar is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues and nightclubs. Established in July 1982, the venue has become a playground for new and developing local artists and DJs as well as showcasing the best cutting edge music from around the globe for over three decades. For more information, visit or

GMan Tavern has served as a hangout for neighborhood residents, musicians playing Metro, and fans gathering before and after shows at the club next door since 1976.

The Chicago Independent Radio Project, or CHIRP Radio, is a volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts, and culture. CHIRP broadcasts live online from studios in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood 365 days a year at



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