An oral history of the Green Mill | Music Feature | Chicago Reader

An oral history of the Green Mill 

The neon-lit bar at Lawrence and Broadway, now a legendary jazz club, has been around for 107 years—and has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.

Bartender Jason Cole in front of the iconic Green Mill neon sign

Bartender Jason Cole in front of the iconic Green Mill neon sign

Richard A. Chapman | Sun-Times

"Three shots closed Texas Guinan's show at the Green Mill cafe, Lawrence avenue and Broadway, at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. The internationally known night club hostess was asking the suckers to give the little girl a big hand." —Chicago Tribune, March 24, 1930 It's not…

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