Cheap Trick, the Rockford band behind the ’70s hits “Dream Police” and “I Want You to Want Me,” announced Wednesday that it will “curate” a museum and music venue in a former Buick dealership at 2245 S. Michigan in the emerging Record Row-Motor Row district.This isn't really new news, but it sounds like it's actually happening. Anyway here is something new we didn't know about:
Band manager David Frey said in a statement that Cheap Trick Chicago will be “a one-of-a-kind eatery, unique musical instrument museum, radio station, and performance space as well as rooftop and outdoor and event space in the future Music Row in Chicago.”
Fioretti said a blues band is interested in opening a similar venue “within a couple blocks” of Cheap Trick Chicago. Fioretti anticipates an announcement on that venue by early 2012.
Landmark America is coordinating efforts in the district with Fioretti and Cheap Trick.
Headquartered in Chicago, Landmark America has completed more than 80 developments in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York and Mississippi. Known for
rehabilitating historic buildings, Landmark America worked on the 1999 rehab of
Lakeside Center, the former R.R. Donnelley printing center in Chicago.
Hopefully this all happens. Should be fun to see how this progresses. Seems like there are a ton of things going on down by Cermak (new Green line stop, Record Row, Real Estate Development).
(Hat tip: Anonymous!)