WICKER PARK — Owners of the Double Door are no longer facing a Dec. 31 closing date after a Cook County Circuit Court ruling Monday.
The two-decade-old Wicker Park rock venue at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. can stay in its current location “until our appeal rights are exhausted,” Double Door attorney Cary Schiff said in a Tribune report.
“We have the right to continue the appeal unimpeded” by the threat of closure, Schiff said.
An undisclosed appeal bond was set by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Orville Hambright Jr. and will be placed in holding while the hearings continue. The club also will continue to pay $26,000 in monthly rent, the Tribune reported.
Meanwhile, Sean Mulroney and Joe Shanahan, the owners of Double Door, who've been embroiled in a now yearlong battle with their landlord over whether the iconic concert venue can stay in the Wicker Park building it has called home since 1994, may have found a new home instead.
They are currently asking Logan Square neighbors to support a plan to move into a local historic former bank building at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave. ahead of community meetings.
Reached on Tuesday, Schiff said that the outcome of the bond hearing was "very successful" and what it means for music fans is that the club can continue to operate in Wicker Park for the duration of the appeals process, estimated to last between 12 to 24 months.
Lawyer in Double Door Eviction Case: 'Time for Them to Go' (Dec. 10, 2015)
Double Door to Open Third Entrance For First Time (July 10, 2013)
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