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Rock On: Schubas Shimmies to a New Location

Schuba's owners building mid-sized concert venue



    Rock On: Schubas Shimmies to a New Location
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    Schuba's is a great place to see bands on the rise, but as they get bigger, they outgrow the venue.

    Schubas is one of those Chicago music spots where on any given night you could be watching the next big thing getting a start on their career -- think bands like Dave Matthews or My Morning Jacket.

    But now the brothers who own the joint, Chris and Mike Schuba, are making a move that will enable them to still book those bands when they outgrow their small venue.

    The Chicago Tribune reports that the pair will open a mid-sized two-level music venue in the fall called Lincoln Hall at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Similarly-sized venues around the city include the Double Door, Martyrs and Logan Square Auditorium, but the brothers told the newspaper that their new spot will essentially be a larger version of their Southport Avenue bar, with room to hold three times as many patrons as Schubas, which has room for 167.

    The owners won't settle on a specific opening date until they've completed the necessary city inspections and licensing.