Portage Theater fate still in suspense
posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 23, 2012 at 10:02 am
CHICAGO, IL — The cornerstone of the Six Corners neighborhood, the Portage Theater is still in limbo. The zoning appeals board delayed their decision on the future of the the theatre with the Chicago Tabernacle still looking to purchase it.
Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.
(Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)
Ald. John Arena wants to block use of Portage Theatre by a religious organization because, in his words, local restaurants won’t be able to get liquor licenses with a church nearby.
Repeat, BECAUSE LOCAL RESTAURANTS WON’T BE ABLE TO GET LIQUOR LICENSES WITH A CHURCH NEARBY
if this ain’t rolling-on-the-floor-laughing material i don’t know what is
the religious organization needn’t worry, with enemies like this who needs friends
A liquor license for a restaurant can mean the difference between breaking even or making money. Many people enjoy a drink with their meal, so why not?
enjoy one, that’s what the city has landmark designation for