We’re an ecosystem of businesses, non-profits, publications, products and people working towards a community-driven future.

Marz Community Brewing Co. is where everyone gets together — the beer nerds, weirdos, your uncle Steve and buddies we’ve yet to meet.
Crafty Craft Beer

Marz Community Brewing Co.

Marz Community Brewing Co. is where everyone gets together — the beer nerds, weirdos, your uncle Steve and buddies we’ve yet to meet.

Public Media Institute (PMI) is a non-profit 501(c) 3, community-based art and culture organization headquartered in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.
Nothing but Non–Profits

Public Media Institute

Public Media Institute (PMI) is a non-profit 501(c) 3, community-based art and culture organization headquartered in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.

Part not-so-secret society clubhouse, part distribution center for our various elixirs, potions, and ales; Life On Marz Community Club is our newest nano-brewery located in Chicago’s Logan Square.
Secret Brews and Yous

Life On Marz Community Club

Part not-so-secret society clubhouse, part distribution center for our various elixirs, potions, and ales; Life On Marz Community Club is our newest nano-brewery located in Chicago’s Logan Square.

Located in the expansion facility of Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, Kimski is a counter service, Korean-Polish street food joint, led by Chef Won Kim.
Polish Korean Mash-up

Kimski

Located in the expansion facility of Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, Kimski is a counter service, Korean-Polish street food joint, led by Chef Won Kim.

After debating what the three major food groups were for the residents of Chicago, we decided to make sure our restaurant provided the best versions of each.
All You Can Eat

Pizza Fried Chicken Ice Cream

After debating what the three major food groups were for the residents of Chicago, we decided to make sure our restaurant provided the best versions of each.

Riding the (snack) wave of delicious, scrumptious, choco-tastic, saltitudinal ready-to-eat fun bags, we're excited to introduce Snackwave. Look for our boxes, bags and one-off party favors at your local Marz.
Snack Local

SnackWave

Riding the (snack) wave of delicious, scrumptious, choco-tastic, saltitudinal ready-to-eat fun bags, we're excited to introduce Snackwave. Look for our boxes, bags and one-off party favors at your local Marz.

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar has been operating in Bridgeport since 1986 as a classic slashie – half liquor store, half neighborhood tavern.
Classic Slashie

Maria’s

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar has been operating in Bridgeport since 1986 as a classic slashie – half liquor store, half neighborhood tavern.

Broadcast never had it so fast. Lumpen TV is our latest media endeavor that partners with our cultural ecology of art activism and performance.
Tune In Tune Out

LumpenTV

Broadcast never had it so fast. Lumpen TV is our latest media endeavor that partners with our cultural ecology of art activism and performance.

Buddy is a shop providing artists and small manufacturers in Chicago a place to showcase and sell their goods and artworks to a vast audience of Chicagoans and visitors at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Shoppe Local

Buddy Store

Buddy is a shop providing artists and small manufacturers in Chicago a place to showcase and sell their goods and artworks to a vast audience of Chicagoans and visitors at the Chicago Cultural Center.

In our journey to make the best pizza for everyone everywhere we are ready to start our second pizza joint, Kim’s Uncle Pizza. This former Uncle Pete’s Pizza place was owned by an auntie of ours who asked us to take it over.
Suburban Special

Kim's Uncle Pizza

In our journey to make the best pizza for everyone everywhere we are ready to start our second pizza joint, Kim’s Uncle Pizza. This former Uncle Pete’s Pizza place was owned by an auntie of ours who asked us to take it over.

Lumpen — noun — people belonging to a low or contemptible segment of social class or kind because of their unproductiveness, shiftlessness, alienation, degeneration, etc.
Published for your pleasure

Lumpen Magazine

Lumpen — noun — people belonging to a low or contemptible segment of social class or kind because of their unproductiveness, shiftlessness, alienation, degeneration, etc.

Co-Prosperity (Co-Pro) is an experimental cultural center located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport. The space is used to showcase work by artists, performers, and cultural workers of all stripes.
Where it all happens

Co-Prosperity

Co-Prosperity (Co-Pro) is an experimental cultural center located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport. The space is used to showcase work by artists, performers, and cultural workers of all stripes.

Forever Friends by Jim and Reuben is an apparel company focusing on making the highest quality hand ice tie dyed clothing. Believing ice tie dying is the past present and future of fashion, Lumpen Alumni, James Ewert Jr., joined forces with Reuben Kincaid to create a 21st century shake down street experience.
Color me bad

Forever Friends

Forever Friends by Jim and Reuben is an apparel company focusing on making the highest quality hand ice tie dyed clothing. Believing ice tie dying is the past present and future of fashion, Lumpen Alumni, James Ewert Jr., joined forces with Reuben Kincaid to create a 21st century shake down street experience.

In the face of everything that’s happened in 2020: here we are, together. You are sticking together, working together, and caring for each other like never before.
On the QT

Quarantine Times

In the face of everything that’s happened in 2020: here we are, together. You are sticking together, working together, and caring for each other like never before.

Lumpen Radio is a low power, community radio station located in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. You can hear our radio signal throughout Chicago at 105.5FM and tune-in anywhere from our website.
Listen Up

Lumpen Radio

Lumpen Radio is a low power, community radio station located in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. You can hear our radio signal throughout Chicago at 105.5FM and tune-in anywhere from our website.

The Community Kitchen is a food service program providing complementary box lunches to in-need residents, families and workers in Chicago.
Serving Chicagoland

Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is a food service program providing complementary box lunches to in-need residents, families and workers in Chicago.

Co-Prosperity Catskill is our entre to the East Coast, launching Fall 2021.
Cats-killing It

Co-Prosperity Catskill

Co-Prosperity Catskill is our entre to the East Coast, launching Fall 2021.

Riso World is our low fi printing house partner co-founded by Louie Capazolli and Reuben Kincaid that offers custom printing to anyone, any time. Just call us, we'll prove it.
Lets Go Riso

Riso World

Riso World is our low fi printing house partner co-founded by Louie Capazolli and Reuben Kincaid that offers custom printing to anyone, any time. Just call us, we'll prove it.

Mash Tun Journal is a paean to craft beer. It follows the pleasures and aesthetics of craft beer and how it intersects with food, culture, and society.
Brew News

Mash Tun Journal

Mash Tun Journal is a paean to craft beer. It follows the pleasures and aesthetics of craft beer and how it intersects with food, culture, and society.

Who is Reuben Kincaid? Some say he's the founding member of the American Society for Successful Failures, an artist manager, real estate agent, karaoke jockey, wellness industry expert, and ice tie dye fashion maven. Reuben gives advice and is a founding partner most of the Buddy System endeavors.
Do you know?

Reuben Kincaid

Who is Reuben Kincaid? Some say he's the founding member of the American Society for Successful Failures, an artist manager, real estate agent, karaoke jockey, wellness industry expert, and ice tie dye fashion maven. Reuben gives advice and is a founding partner most of the Buddy System endeavors.