"Chicago's original brewpub" is (once again) in grave danger of closing. According to a report in Chicago Real Estate Daily, the Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub is "on the brink of closure" due to a rent dispute. A similar scenario played out in 2008 before both the tenant and landlord were able to come to terms on a new deal. CRED quotes the building owner, Bill Siavenis, saying "we're sorry to see a long-term tenant go." Sounds serious.
However, the brewpub remains open and a staffer there says she's hopeful that a new deal will be reached soon. Open since 1988, the Clybourn brewpub is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and was not part of the brand sale to Anheuser-Busch two years ago. According to CRED, the pub owners are seeking a 30 percent rent reduction.
· Goose Island brewpub in Lincoln Park on brink of closing—again [CRED]
· All Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub Coverage [~ECHI~]