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A Bucktown bar is enjoying its time in the limelight after it's become a major backdrop in a prime time show.
"It's been fun for the visibility and the novelty factor and it's fun to see it on TV," Lottie's owner Mark Domitrovich said. "If it went on for years it would probably be an issue, but for now we're enjoying it."
The bar will be featured in up to nine episodes this season. The shoots occur on the slowest days, typically Monday through Wednesday, and Domitrovich hopes it eventually leads to increased business.
"We just had a family in from Kansas this week because they wanted to see bar," Domitrovich says.
The bar is also attracting a crowd for special weekly viewing parties when the show airs (Wednesdays at 9 p.m.).
Lottie's has a colorful history dating back to the 1930s when its private basement was a reputed mob hangout helmed by the owner, Lottie Zagorski.