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South by Southport

By Jocelyn Geboy in News on Mar 23, 2007 3:26PM


Beginning April 2, life is going to get a lot harder for those wishing to go to Southport Lanes, Justin's, or Schubas. The Southport stop on the Brown Line is going to be closed for a year starting April 2.

We're only kidding. If your biggest hardship in life is getting to Schubas, we so want to be you. But as your faithful reporter of all things CTA, we wanted to let you know that you might want to start considering an Addison or Belmont stop/bus combo for a little while to get to the Music Box, Dairy Queen or Rise Sushi.

We're getting kind of used to these shutdowns, but the one thing we can't used to is the lack of information about them. We just got off a bus with a sign telling us to support Kimball businesses (the station closed Sept. 15, 2006, and re-opened Jan. 27, 2007) and another telling us that the Francisco station is re-opened (that happened March 9, 2007), but we have yet to see one sign about Southport closing. And despite our undying love for the Red Line, we did just move to Lincoln Square, so we ride the Brown Line a majority of the time these days. What gives, CTA?

"This is Southport" by p2wy.