The Heartland Cafe, a Rogers Park mainstay since 1976, is in desperate need of a cash infusion. Its fallen into a deep financial hole to the tune of $118,000 and needs to raise $30,000 immediately and another $20,000 by mid-October.
The restaurant, which serves a lot of vegan, vegetarian and organic fare, has seen many bands—mostly folk and bluegrass—come through its space in the last 34 years. The owners are reaching out to the community for help and asking patrons to either give a cash donation or to buy membership cards good for future discounts on food and drinks. You could buy in for $1,000 for a lifetime membership, $500 for five years or $150 for a year. Honestly, anything would help them at this point.
It would be a shame if this institution was forced to close its doors. Read their plea on their website and please help if you’re able.