Sunday, February 21, 2016

Shooting Outside The Shrine the Weekend Before it's Set to Close

Some unfortunate news from this past Saturday at the Shrine Night Club (2109 S. Wabash) - via NBC5:
Two people were shot outside a South Loop nightclub early Saturday. 
At 2 a.m., there was a fight inside The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave., and security escorted those involved outside. One of the men who was kicked out later fired shots from a car, hitting the two people, police said. 
A female, whose age was not immediately known, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and a 36-year-old man working as a security guard was shot in the leg, police said. 
Both of them were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known.
Definitely an unfortunate turn of events.  This was actually the weekend before the Shrine was supposed to close:

From an email we received from a reader:
To the fans of The Shrine: We regret to tell you that The Shrine will be closing soon. The property where The Shrine is located was recently purchased by a local real estate development firm. They have introduced plans to demolish the building, build a hotel and apartment complex in its place, and lease over 30,000 sq. feet of retail space at street level.
Wonder if "The Last Stand" shows will happen...our guess is probably not.

If so, it was a good run...

(Hat tip: ND, JG, MC!)

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