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T's Bar Replacement Announcement Coming in 'Next Couple Weeks'

By Adeshina Emmanuel | August 29, 2013 7:34am
 T's Bar, 5025 N. Clark St.
T's Bar, 5025 N. Clark St.
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UPTOWN — A new establishment could soon fill the old T's Bar location, which has been vacant since March when the bar that was popular among Chicago lesbians abruptly shuttered after 12 years on the North Side.

T's Bar, 5025 N. Clark St., was closed by the Cook County sheriff after former owner Colm Treacy failed to pay several months rent.

An announcement is coming “in the next couple weeks” about a new tenant in the former bar and restaurant, said Jason Cox, assistant director of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce. Cox said the tenant would likely be a restaurant and bar.

Andersonville Development Corporation managing director Colleen O'Toole said in April there had been "a ton of interest in the place," all for a restaurant and bar that would stay open most nights until at least 2 a.m.

Officials didn't have any further details about the new tenant this week, and the company leasing the property was unreachable for comment. Area residents reported seeing people in the former bar earlier this week.

The building has been in foreclosure since last year. Cox mentioned that somebody is also buying the building out of foreclosure soon.

T's is part of a commercial corridor that is technically in Uptown, but is considered by some locals to be part of Andersonville.