DANK Haus, a German cultural center and nonprofit located in Lincoln Square, is almost ready to show off its fancy new facade. For years the building at 4740 N. Western featured a janky, dilapidated wooden facade that looked like it belonged in Soviet-era East Berlin. But thanks to a Small Business Improvement Fund Grant from the North Western Avenue TIF, work began over the summer on a $370,000 facade renovation project. The new facade features stately limestone arches that are meant to mimic the arches on the building's fifth and top floor. According to a press release, DANK Haus will celebrate the opening of the new facade with an event on January 21.
· DANK Haus German American Cultural Center Announces Official Unveiling of $370,000 Façade Renovation [Center Square Journal]
· DANK Haus To Renovate Façade [Center Square Journal]