Tuesday, October 27, 2015
NEWS: AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM GETS HOME IN CHICAGO
The American Writers Museum, set to open in Chicago in early 2017, announced on Tuesday that it would be leasing a location on North Michigan Avenue, the city’s premier shopping strip, a short walk from attractions like Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. The institution has raised more than $3.3 million toward its planned startup costs of $10 million, according to Publishers Weekly. Nike Whitcomb, the museum’s executive director, told the magazine that it expected to draw some 120,000 visitors annually and net $1.75 million in revenue by 2021.