—The saga continues over the possible shuttering of iconic Wicker Park music club and bar Double Door, as the entire 10,000 square-foot two-floor space (including Door No. 3 downstairs) has surfaced for lease on the real estate market for $20-90 per square-foot. The building's landlord has been attempting to evict the club in court and a sale of the building to downtown investors was reportedly underway. Stay tuned.
—Another longtime club is definitely going away, as The Shrine is closing at the end of the month, DNAinfo reports. The hip hop music venue, dance hall and bar has been in business for seven years at Wabash in Cermak and will be replaced by an apartment and hotel project. The last show is on Feb. 28.
—And in other possibly sad news about bar/music venues, The Elbo Room in Lakeview has turned to a GoFundMe online fundraiser to stay afloat. Elbo's Facebook page says its "unable to pay its annual music licensing fees, taxes and other bills. Looking for the community to help "PLAY" if forward." [sic] Its already halfway to a $7500 goal after launching 17 hours ago.
—Baconfest tickets go on sale on Monday at noon. Click here if you're interested in going then, as tickets for the annual bacon bonanza should sell out quickly, as they do every year.
—The owner of a suburban pizzeria, Acuna Pizza in Roselle, has died after a car crashed through the restaurant's window on Wednesday, WGN and the Tribune report. Gus Acuna opened the restaurant in 2010.
—In happier suburban news, Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week kicked off yesterday and runs through Feb. 28. Click here for the participating restaurants and their deals.