Chicago's Double Door Closes


CHICAGO, IL (CelebrityAccess) — Chicago's Double Door nightclub and concert hall closed on Monday after the club's owners failed to post bond while appealing their September eviction order.

According to the Chicago Tribune, James P. McKay, Jr. an attorney for the building's owner Brian Strauss said that the club's owners were required to post a $468,000 appeal bond at the end of the year after appealing their August 2016 eviction.

"It was time for either Double Door to post the appeal bond or move, get out. They did neither. They willfully violated Judge Hambright's court orders," McKay told the Tribune.

The club was evicted from the property in August after Cook County Circuit Judge Orville Hambright Jr. ruled that the club's management had failed to properly notify their landlord that they wished to extend their lease of the property in 2015, the Tribune reported.

First opened in 1994 by Sean Mulroney and Joe Shanahan, the 550-capacity club has provided a performance space to an A-list of talent, including The Rolling Stones, Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Kings of Leon, The Killers and numerous others. As well, the club was used as a location in parts of the 2000 cult music film "High Fidelity."

Mulroney told Chicago's DNAInfo that they planned to try to relocate the Double Door to a new location at Logan Square at 2551 N. Milwaukee Ave., and that they are planning to approach the Zoning Board of Appeals to seek permission.

As part of the move, the club's owners have opened up an appeal for support in the form of a letter writing campaign from their local fans. – Staff Writers