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Double Door Continues Fight To Stay in Wicker Park

After months of litigation, a judge ruled in July of this year that Double Door had to vacate their building at 1572 N. Milwaukee Avenue by the end of 2016. But as co-owner Joe Shanahan said in an earlier interview: "We won't go down without a fight." 

Double Door has filed a Notice of Appeal to preserve its legal rights to stay in its current Wicker Park location. The iconic music venue has been in its current location for over 20 years. Double Door continues to negotiate with their Landlord to resolve the dispute during this time. The venue is also currently booking and announcing shows into 2017. 

Double Door has been in negotiations with its landlord since Fall 2015 regarding its lease extension options. Since opening in 1994, the legendary music venue has been a staple in Chicago’s music industry, supporting the city’s music and arts. The venue has hosted an eclectic, diverse, and often famous variety of live music and entertainment. Ranging from a secret Rolling Stones concert in 1997, to Rise Against filling in for a last-minute cancellation in 2003, to Sonic Youth playing a Lollapalooza after party in 2006 to Scott Weiland playing just before his untimely death. Double Door’s stage has seen some of the best from up-and-coming local acts to international superstars. Sometimes, those local artists end up becoming the superstars. Can you say Smashing Pumpkins?

To find out who's playing, head to Double Door’s show listings at

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