Thalia Hall's Punch House, Dusek's Now Hiring

By Chloe Riley on July 29, 2013 2:33pm 

 Empty Bottle owner Bruce Finkelman recently closed on Pilsen's historic Thalia Hall. The hall's two bar concepts are now seeking waitstaff.
Empty Bottle owner Bruce Finkelman recently closed on Pilsen's historic Thalia Hall. The hall's two bar concepts are now seeking waitstaff.
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PILSEN — Need a job? Submit an application to Thalia Hall, which recently put out a wait staff request for the new bar concepts going into the historic neighborhood building.

Bruce Finkelman, of Longman & Eagle and Empty Bottle fame, took over Thalia in early July. Plans for the historic building at 1215–1225 W. 18th St. include two bars and several retail spaces, with a potential music venue down the line, according to Finkelman. 

The old Al Teatro Ristorante dining room will be converted into Dusek’s, a tavern inspired by John Dusek, the Bohemian immigrant who originally commissioned Thalia in 1890. Downstairs in Thalia’s basement, the Punch House will have an emphasis on "unique" punch cocktails.

A Chicago craigslist ad posted July 17 requests all interested applicants to send an email with desired position (server, bartender, bar back, busser or food runner) in the subject headline.

Pilsen vintage shop Modern Cooperative at 818 W. 18th St. has already confirmed its move to Thalia, with co-owner Tiffany Paige saying she hopes to be in the space by fall.

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