Double Door Slammed
The case was taken up in a circuit court, where a judge ruled that landlord Brian Strauss and club management had until Aug. 4 to work out a deal on their own.
Co-owner Sean Mulroney said he mailed a request to extend the lease more than 6 months in advance of the expiration, but that was never certified. Attorneys for landlord Brian Strauss said the letter was not received.
Despite being a diverse neighborhood when the club opened, property value in Wicker Park has skyrocketed in recent years. Double Door is now competing with similarly sized
“Double Door’s been a longtime tenant of mine. Its time has come to an end,” Strauss said in the Chicago Sun Times. “Now a new future will be coming up.”
Judge Orville Hambright Jr. told the parties to return to court Aug. 4, when he will set a date for the move, as the venue currently has shows booked into 2017.