Wicker Park's Double Door Is Facing Eviction
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 3, 2015 6:43PM
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This isn't the first time Double Door has faced this issue. In 2005 the club was in danger of losing its lease until an 11th hour public hearing found club owners and the building's landlord coming to an agreement that guaranteed the club a home until 2014.
The current lease expired at the end of October and an eviction complaint was filed a few days later on Nov. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court by the landlord.
Thursday Double Door filed a complaint asking to change the judge overseeing the case; a move that will perhaps buy time for Double Door and the building's owner to come to an agreement that allows the venue to stay put.
The loss of Double Door would be a huge blow to the Chicago music community, and create a cultural hole in the Wicker Park neighborhood, so we're hoping these negotiations buck the trend with a resolution that keeps the club where it is.