Eric

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Old Morton Salt factory to become new Chicago music venue

A familiar sight/site along the Kennedy just got zoning approval this week to start a new life — as a new entertainment complex.

A $50 million redevelopment of the old Morton Salt factory will yield both indoor (3600 capacity) and outdoor (7000 capacity) venues, as well as the possibility of having other tenants such as a riverfront bar/restaurant, breweries, and coffee roasters.

The people behind Empty Bottle & Thalia Hall are behind this project, which could be live as soon as the summer of 2022.  More from both Block Club Chicago and Chicago Tribune.  — [eric]

[📷: Blue Star Properties]