kibbitznest

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Kibbitznest featured in TimeOut Chicago

 is a wifi-free zone, as owners Annie and Lewis Kostiner focus on creating a space where people really talk to one another, face to face. Excessive use of smartphones will be discouraged (minus tagging the space on Instagram) and laptops must be kept in their cases or out of sight. Instead of refreshing Facebook while you’re there, the owners hope you’ll browse the books (both used and new), maybe do a little shopping, hang out, play games and chat with other guests over snacks like Chicago-style hot dogs, cheese or ice cream, along with beer, wine and slow-brewed coffee.
“It’s time to step back in time and take notice of what the potential negative impact will be on our society if we choose face-to-face social interaction less and less,” Annie Kostiner said in a press release.

Read the whole thing at TimeOut Chicago.