• American Blues Theater Will Build Its First Permanent Venue In Lincoln Square

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / March 18, 2022

    Scheduled to open in 2023, American Blues’ new home will be the “crown jewel” of the burgeoning North Lincoln Avenue arts district, Ald. Andre Vasquez said. 

    LINCOLN SQUARE — The American Blues Theater plans to start construction on its first permanent home on North Lincoln Avenue later this year.

    The theater has rented space in various locations for more than 35 years, most recently basing their offices at 4809 N. Ravenswood Ave. and performing at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave. Theater owners said they expect to close later this month on the 17,965-square-foot property at 5627 N. Lincoln Ave.

    The property was formerly a Mobil gas station, Walgreens and Dollar General. 

    The venue will include two theaters, one a 148-seat proscenium and the other a 40-seat flexible studio, artistic director Gwendolyn Whiteside said. Read more HERE

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