WRIGLEVYILLE — One of Wrigleyville's largest bars will close next month to make way for the Addison & Clark development.
Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St., will close after April 17, the bar announced on Twitter. Plans are in the works for a special series of "farewell nights" in the coming weeks.
Red Ivy touts itself has the largest single-floor venue in Wrigleyville, with a 50-foot mahogany bar counted among the longest in the city. Three additional bars and a tailgate garden with outdoor seating make it a popular choice during the Chicago Cubs season.
Its private 1914 Lounge is accessed through a not-so-secret secret entrance in the back, and it also has a sports club.
Red Ivy and its neighbors to the north are closing over the next two months, when demolition will begin for the massive mixed-use development across from Wrigley Field.
The $140 million project stalled for years, plagued by failed funding and a foreclosure lawsuit that was resolved earlier this month. Originally billed as Addison Park on Clark, the Addison & Clark project is expected to take about two years.
The development will include 148 luxury apartments and 150,000 square feet of retail. Plans also include a rooftop pool, multiscreen theater, health club and 493 parking spaces.
Red Ivy's mid-April closure follows Goose Island Wrigleyville and Bar Louie. Starbucks closed at 1023 W. Addison St. at the end of January, but will reopen Saturday in the former Harry Caray's Tavern, 3551 N. Sheffield Ave.
Other businesses that will vacate include Salt & Pepper Diner, 7-Eleven and Mullen's on Clark.
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