Help Bring Tobacco Road to Chicago!


My name is Kyle Silver, and I am a lawyer, entrepreneur, and new bar owner.  It has always been my dream to open a bar/restaurant of my own, and I am lucky enough to say that my dream is finally coming to fruition!  I have worked long and hard to acquire my first bar, but there is still much work to be done.

First, let me explain my concept.  When I played baseball at Duke University as an undergrad, I developed a passion for ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) sports.  Still today, the ACC stands out as one of the top collegiate conferences in the country.  Arguably, the ACC has been the top basketball and football conference in the nation over the past few years.

Having lived in Chicago over the past 6 years, I have come to realize that number of ACC fans in the City is growing, and that increasingly those fans seek a sense of camaraderie and acceptance of their collegiate athletic allegiances.  Indeed, the ACC has become an underserved market in Chicago.

And that is where Tobacco Road comes into the picture.  With Tobacco Road, I plan to bring not just another sports bar to Chicago; but rather I plan to bring the excitement and passion of the entire ACC conference and its alumni to the fore.  Tobacco Road -- a name that has become a tribute to the excellence of collegiate athletic achievement in North Carolina and around the ACC -- will, with your help, become a staple of Chicago culture, and a true home away from home for ACC fans the City over.

With your help, we can make the best possible version of Tobacco Road -- the version that Chicago deserves.  Thank you all so much in advance for your love and support.  A bar is only as successful as its patrons and supporters allow it to be.  So cheers to you!


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Kyle Silver 
Chicago, IL
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