In another turnaround in negotiations, Chicago's beacon of craft beer is staying on Clybourn for another 10 years. Goose Island founder John Hall confirmed today that although paperwork isn't finalized yet, he has reached a deal with the landlord and will be signing a new 10-year lease. Chicago Real Estate Daily first reported that both sides were closing in on an agreement.
A report surfaced back in June that the landlord broke off negotiations but Goose Island reps said then that negotiations were ongoing. A similar situation took place in 2008, when it appeared that Goose Island would be relocating, only to eventually reach an agreement with its landlord and stay put.
Goose Island has been in the Clybourn location since 1988 and is known as "Chicago's Original Brewpub," still cranking out imaginative craft beers in the brewpubs after selling the company to Anheuser-Busch in 2011.
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