The Alley Cafe Grand Opening!

The Alley Cafe Press Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Thomas

Phone: (773) 368-9700


Iconic Rock N Roll Store The Alley Opens A Cafe

Free Waffle Pops, Dark Matter Coffee, and Pizza at Grand Opening Party

(Chicago, IL, April 21) Mark Thomas, owner of The Alley Chicago, and Michael Markellos, owner of Philly's Best, announce the grand opening of The Alley 1776 Cafe at 3221 N. Clark. From 1 PM - 4 PM The Alley 1776 Cafe will be giving away free waffle pops, pizza,  and coffee as well as raffling off leather jackets and offering a limited edition t-shirt to celebrate the day.

The Alley 1776 Cafe features Michael Marcello's waffle pops and revolutionary pizza slices. The cafe also features salads, sandwiches, craft beers and coffee from Dark Matter Roasters. Of course, everything has a rock 'n roll edge to it; Throughout the cafe, you can find a shrine to rock n roll and vintage monster movies, down to the design of the menu.

Michael Markello, who worked over a year cultivating the menu has taken his life work of bringing unusual foods from other places to Chicago and embedded it into the foundation of the cafe. " our menu items are inspired as a result of my travels and places I've lived. " Michael, said, " As we grow, look for new items and identities throughout the menu."

Of course it wouldn't be The Alley without the smell of leather jackets and incenses. Along with the cafe, Mark Thomas has curated the restaurant's retail collection of leather jackets, silver jewelry,  While staying true to the roots of The Alley brand, Mark Thomas has focused the rebirth of The Alley toward the future. "The Alley customers have changed throughout the years, and it's important we continue growing and changing with them." Mark Thomas said, " At the core we are The Alley but we've changed with the times to ensure we are giving our customers the best experience ever."

About The Alley: Since 1976 The Alley Chicago has been Chicago's source for counter-culture lifestyles. Through years of dedication and determination, it has become the Midwest's premier one stop shop for bikers, punks, goths, rockers, and all alternative lifestyles.

Alley 1776 Grand Opening Party:

Time: 1 PM- 4 PM

Cost: free

Location: 3223 N. Clark Street

Phone: (773) 883-1800



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