It's a possibility, a wisp of an idea, not a certainty, but there's a chance that Carol's Pub may reopen.
On Carol's Pub's Facebook page, the webmaster wrote on Friday:
From the mouth of Carol herself.... Carol's Pub is not "officially" closed. We are setting up a fundraiser. More details to come, as soon as I hear anything I will post it. Hang in there folks, "last call" has not been given !!!!!!Things had been looking pretty grim, with Carol's state-issued liquor license no longer valid. We inquired and were told that the Illinois Liquor Control Commission can't comment on whether or not the ILCC revoked the license, or whether it was voluntarily surrendered when the license holder closed up shop.
But Carol's has proven to be, if nothing else, resilient. Uptown in 1973 wasn't an easy place to open a business or keep it going. Yet even with the changing neighborhood demographics, they've stayed as popular as ever.
Uptown Update would like to issue a challenge. We challenge:
- every person who saw the original post on our Facebook page about Carol's closing (that's over 104,000 of you) to donate a buck.
- every person who read the story on our blog about Carol's closing (that's over 65,000 of you) to donate a buck.
- If you can't afford to make a donation, we challenge you to share the fundraiser on social media. The link is here.