Chicago’s Double Door club has been evicted from its current space, according to The Chicago Tribune. The venue had been under pressure to vacate their current location at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. since August of last year after a judge ruled that they would have to leave the space because they allegedly didn’t notify their landlord that they wanted to extend their lease. After failing to post money to appeal their case, an eviction notice was placed on the club’s door this morning, DNA Info reports. The venue’s website still lists forthcoming shows, and the owners declined to comment to the Tribune until more information was available.
UPDATE: Double Door co-owners Sean Mulroney and Joe Shanahan have issued a statement on the eviction. They say that they were attempting to negotiate a deal to stay at their current location through June 2017, but the eviction came as unexpected: “We were negotiating in good faith until 6:00 p.m. on Friday in my office,” their attorney Cary G. Schiff said in the statement. “While the negotiations did take a pause, there was no good faith explanation for the Sheriff arriving first thing Monday morning. I can only conclude that was the plan all along.”
Mulroney and Shanahan intend to follow through with their appeal, but conclude on a this note: “This is merely another chapter for Double Door—it is not the end of its iconic presence as a music venue and arts incubator in Chicago,” Shanahan said. “Double Door will continue to commit itself to protecting its staff, bands, residencies, and partners in its current location for as long as possible.”