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But skeptics want to see the actual crews in action before they believe. This is understandable, given the intensity of feeling about this particular theater and all the false starts of the past.
So let's all hope that, once the weather improves, we'll see hard-hatted workers, painters and plasters all walking through the door ready to go to work.
The Uptown Entertainment District continues to grow: I'm applying capital letters to the Uptown Entertainment District to make the point that huge development progress was made in 2018 on this neighborhood on Chicago's North Side.
The pieces are coming together for a vibrant place to experience Chicago nightlife, and theaters must be a part of that, along with the storied music venues in the neighborhood.
That's already happening — TimeLine Theatre Company has plans to move to the corner of Broadway and Argyle Streets, the drag venue known as The Baton is headed Uptown, and other creative entrepreneurs are looking at space.
Instead of the artificiality of the Lincoln Yards neighborhood — theaters never do well in fake 'hoods — let's hope for a vibrant cultural impact in, and on, what already is a district teeming with artistic history.
In 2019, Uptown is rising."
The entire article is here.