Chicago Bar permanently closes after over 40 years in business

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After a major loss of revenue and a mandatory closure back in March, Chicago Bar has decided to keep its doors closed for good.

The spot that’s been open since 1978 posted the following on their Facebook page:

Many things have transpired since we were forced to close on March 17, 2020. Although the bar was closed, the expenses remained. Many of you have reached out to me and/or my staff to offer help and it is extremely appreciated. However, the loss of revenue due to the mandated closure was too great a financial burden to bear.

Less than a month ago, the bar had reopened on May 24, but then closed again to reevaluate their plans after the city’s temporary curfew.

Since the announcement on Facebook, Chicago Bar has gotten an outpour of love in comment section, proving that the blues bar will surely be missed.

Chicago Bar has been home for so many of us and I wish that it could have turned out differently. This is a place where countless people have enjoyed dancing the night away, listening to their favorite band, met their significant other, sang karaoke, watched the Bears games…

Keep up with Chicago Bar on Facebook.

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