Well, here's some news you probably weren't expecting this spring. After abruptly shuttering in September following the 2014 baseball season, the Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub is rising from the grave. Goose Island owner John Hall just released a statement saying the brewpub will reopen on April 5, the Cubs first game of the 2015 baseball season.
As you may remember, the brewpub shuttered because of a lease dispute with its landlord, Midway Holdings. Hall's statement says that Midway reversed course and contacted him two weeks ago, and a lease was brokered.
As you may also remember, Goose Island has a history of dramatics with its leases. The original brewpub on Clybourn was reportedly on the brink of shuttering due to lease disputes multiple times, most recently in June 2013.
Regardless, Cubs fans, Wrigleyville revelers and neighborhood folks will have a welcome craft beer surprise in time for this season.