Judge Rules Double Door Must Vacate Wicker Park Space: Report

The Double Door must vacate its Wicker Park space, a judge ruled Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune

The iconic music venue’s lease in the 1500 block of N Milwaukee Ave expired at the end of October 2015, an attorney for the property's owners said in December.

The landlord then took to Cook County Circuit Court just days after the lease expired to push for the eviction.

Attorney Bonita Stone said the building's lease states that the tenants had to ask to have their lease extended 180 days before it ended. She claimed the Double Door did not do that, and the property owners filed a forcible detainer complaint. 

"From my perspective the lease is clear and it's kind of game over," Stone said in December. 

Representatives for Double Door did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but the venue has shows scheduled through November, according to their online calendar.  

According to the Tribune, the judge asked the Double Door and the property owner to return to court in August to determine when the club must vacate the premises.

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