Best of luck on the project and glad to hear they will be call the Sloop home!
Read your blog regularly and wanted to give you the heads up on a project I'm working on. In the coming months I'll be opening a record store somewhere in the south loop. The store is going to be focusing on vinyl releases and contain an art gallery/community space.
We're also partnering with chicago-based hip-hop website rubyhornet.com for events and releases (though the store won't be focusing on specific genre). The project is still in its initial stages but as I'm sure you like to keep tabs on these ideas I though I'd drop you a line. You can find us here: http://www.hplusrecords.com/ on facebook and on twitter: @hplus_records.
Keep an eye out as we'll be doing vinyl give-aways and have future announcements quick about financing and exactly where the store will be located.
(Hat Tip: P!)
(Image from H+ Website)