Our Space & Directions


Located in the hearts of many and here on the internet, 826CHI has a physical address too! In the Wicker Park neighborhood and within walking distance of over a dozen schools, 826CHI is close to public transportation, a grocery store, and not one, but two wig stores. Stop on by and say hello.

As you make your way down Chicago’s Milwaukee Avenue, keep your eyes to the sky. When you see a 200-squarefoot awning emblazoned with "The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co." hovering over 1276, you know you are in the “write” place. 

After journey through our interactive spy store, you'll arrive at the entrance to our capacious, table-filled writing room, replete with pencils, computers, books, paper, students, and volunteers who are excited to write!

Getting to 826CHI

By Train

We are so, so close to the Division Blue Line “L” Stop. If you’re coming from the Loop, take the Blue line toward O’Hare. We are about a 2 minute walk Northwest on Milwaukee Avenue.

By Bus

Right off of the #56 MILWAUKEE bus. We’re also within close walking distance of the #9 ASHLAND, #70 DIVISION and #72 NORTH.

By Car

From the loop, head up Milwaukee Ave.

From Southbound 90/94, take the North Ave. exit. From Northbound 90/94 take the Division St. exit.

From elsewhere in the city, we are close to where Milwaukee, Ashland and Division cross.

From the North take the North stop exit off of 90/94. In the city, take Ashland to Milwaukee or Division to Milwaukee.

There is plenty of metered street parking around 826CHI, including an alley just behind us, where the street that butts up against “L” tracks.