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Do This: Sidewalk Sale at Big Star to Benefit Garfield Park Conservatory

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 16, 2011 2:00PM

In case you missed it, the Garfield Park Conservatory was completely trashed by last month's hailstorm - most of the glass panels were broken, shards destroyed hundreds of plants and the conservatory, one of the nation's most glorious, is partially closed for renovation. Oh, and did we mention that there's no money? Well, Paul Kahan's restaurants are pitching in to help. This Sunday, from 12-4 at Big Star, all of the Blackbird group of restaurants will be hosting a sidewalk sale, selling all of their used (and undamaged) dishware, furniture and kitchen supplies.

Blackbird, Publican, The Violet Hour, Big Star and Avec will be participating, and you can pick up some super-cheap dishes, glasses and other housewares. It'll be pretty (we're angling for a few Violet Hour coupes and sidecars) and the money will all go to a good cause.

In case you hadn't seen the damage, take a look at the video. And remember, you can just give them money directly on the website.

Big Star is located at 1531 N. Damen Avenue.