Tuesday, August 9, 2011

South Wabash is the New Home of "Buddy Guy Way"

We were excited to read this today in the Sun-Times:

Everyone gets a card for their birthday.

Buddy Guy got a street sign.

Chicago's greatest living popular music icon came to his club, Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Sunday night to receive a proclamation from the City of Chicago, hang with his band and to catch a set from his daughter Carlise Guy's Nu Blu Band. The renaming of the stretch of South Wabash in from of his club as "Buddy Guy Way" was unexpected.

The article again talks about Alderman Fioretti's intentions to make the South Loop an entertainment district:

The excitement in the South Loop hints at the dream of Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) to make the area an entertainment district with the restoration of the Chess building, 2120 S. Michigan, and a possible museum at the Vee-Jay/Brunswick building, 1449 S. Michigan.

We've been posting about the Alderman's push lately. For more background here is a link about the possible museum at 1449 S. Michigan and another post about the political attention this area is receiving.

Anyway, glad to have a true Chicago legend get honored and glad it's in the Sloop!

(Image from Chicago Sun-Times)

1 comment:

Ben Meyerson said...

The group looking to buy the Vee Jay/Brunswick building is backing down from those museum claims. Check out my piece in Chicago Journal last week: