The space? Until recently, the building was a former bakery (maybe 2100 SF) on a standard-ish Chicago lot (long and narrow). The front section is the playing area, which will hold 32 adults comfortably. For a scholastic event, one could squeeze 48 into the front area.
The playing area
Immediately behind the playing area is a spot for a coffee counter (there was a broken water main that day, so no coffee yesterday) and two bathrooms, one of which looks to be ADA-compliant.
And this is what the skittles area looks like:
This is looking towards the front. The skittles area is somewhat rawer than the rest of the space (no carpeting), but it's clean and it's more than adequate. The loading area for the bakery trucks is not in this photo: if Mikhail renews the lease, that space will probably be converted to chess use.
The Midway Chess Club meets here on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.: I strongly recommend that you stop by to check it out!