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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Uptown Theater update

Posted By on 01.07.09 at 03:45 PM

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Back in August it looked like Jam Productions had a lock on buying and renovating the Uptown Theater, but Jam's agreement with the city seems to be on shaky ground, according to a piece in the Sun-Times today. Alderman Mary Ann Smith wants Live Nation to take over, because she thinks Jam owner Jerry Mickelson "wants to rip everything out and do a mosh pit." Mickelson isn't opposed to the idea of giving the theater to Live Nation, and the bright and shiny future that the Uptown seemed to have just months ago has almost completely disappeared. I expect the Uptown's situation will be resolved sometime around never.

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