40 acres Art & Cultural Center Grand Opening
May 2003

General information

St. HOPE’s largest economic development project opened with Underground Books, Uncle Jed’s Cut Hut, Starbucks and the Guild Theater. 

40 Acres is the jewel of the SHDC efforts in the Oak Park community.  The building was the historic Woodruff Hotel which was build in 1922 and was renovated by St. HOPE Development company in 2003.  

The 23,000 sq. ft. mixed use facility includes:

  • Guild Theater
  • Underground Books
  • Old Soul Coffee House
  • Coopers Wine Bar
  • Upper Room Apartments