One of Illinois’ best-known rock acts is planning to set up shop on South Michigan Avenue, opening a museum and concert venue in Motor Row.
Cheap Trick, the band from Rockford that rose to prominence in the late 1970s, is planning on rehabbing an old Buick dealership at 2245 S. Michigan Ave. and turning it into their Chicago home, according the real estate company that says they’re working on the deal.
The article goes onto state that there will be a museum featuring various rock memorabilia as well as a fully functional music venue. This is amazing news for this area as it will be the first full time entertainment option for this stretch of Michigan Avenue.
We've heard whispers of this in the past (see comment section of old Sloopin post here), but this is the first time we've seen anything this concrete. We imagine there will still be some hurdles to jump over, but hopefully this is real.
In honor of the city wanting you to love "Music Row" we thought this Cheap Trick song might get you in the mood:
(Hat tip: SoloMotorRow!)