The AUX is a commercial hub dedicated to healing, wellness, and racial equity – a space co-created and owned by the community.
With a name derived from a sound system’s AUXiliary cord, this project is about the power of connection. For us the AUX means plugging into our life-giving essence so we can thrive as we live, learn, work and play.
What We Do - Impact
To transform vacant property into a beautiful, environmentally sustainable building that emphasizes a quadruple bottom line for cultural, social, economic and environmental impact
16,000 sq ft. of renovated commercial space dedicated to small businesses of color
10+ Black owned businesses lifted collectively
30+ local jobs provided
Promotes wellness for all of Evanston
Provides inclusive pathways to community wealth
Creates an inclusive and welcoming destination
Become A Community Investor In The Aux
We are excited to share that our community equity raise is now live! Our goal is to have a large number of Black investors and local community members share in the ownership of this building. Click the link below to learn more about how you can invest in The Aux and become part of the ownership group.
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FUNDING THE AUX
Gathering private and public support to break ground and make our project a reality
DEVELOPING THE AUX
Creating a strong foundation for economic change through small business and real estate