Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Look Back at Cal's Liquors and Bar

Cal's Liquors and Bar closed at the end of 2012 and although it's just North of what we consider the South Loop, many residents and neighbors frequented the iconic dive spot.

A reader recently sent us this email:
Appears that Cal’s Liquors is now closed as well. Walked by yesterday and a couple of guys sitting in the mostly empty storefront, selling chairs and the neon signs.
Anyway, this got us reminiscing and we did some quick googling on the topic.  The Huffington Post did a nice little article about the closing and The Grid had this telling video:

Congress Conducts El at Cal's from The Grid on Vimeo.

On a different note, the Huffington Post referenced Cal's Facebook page and that the owner is working on launching a new bar.  So maybe they will pull a Villain's and reopen in the neighborhood?  Hopefully...

(Hat tip: JG!)

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