The UPG Mission
Urban Pioneer Group is a platform for cultural reclamation, from resources to recipes to events. We craft interiors & furniture from reclaimed timber & products;
reclaim age-old recipes then help creatively market them,
and we provide our uniquely intimate space for personal & corporate events.
Owned and operated by,
Sheila & Tom Kunkel
Urban Pioneer Group is an 1,800 square foot rustic, open space available for parties, rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate meetings/team building, and celebrations of all kinds!
Located in the of Forest Park, IL
"Community is how we thrive, and UPG is modern community-building through food, space and design."
UPG offers biophilic product design and build services,
a beautiful biophilic event space (complete with two full industrial kitchens and rooftop)
mindfully designed to bring us closer together
and catering services to help individuals bond over artisanal, community-driven food."
63 five star reviews across all platforms...
"Incredible Venue! Simply the best!"-Cleveland D.
At Urban Pioneer Group....
under the Builders side we reclaim & rebuild materials to make them new again...
And under the UPG's Society we create experiences, engage people, and enhance lives thru food, gatherings & learning new trades...
Come join us!
Rent our space for your next event or celebration!