Greg Kot’s “Why the Hideout Is Vital to Chicago’s music scene”

Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune praises the Hideout for its history and current importance in the middle of the Lincoln Yards controversy.

“It may appear ridiculous to argue the merits of a 150-capacity club against a development that promises to spoon out $89 million in zoning fees to the city and bring in 23,000 jobs. But such clubs – and there are hundreds of similar size across the city – are the lifeblood of the city’s vibrant music scene, and the Hideout could easily find itself in an inhospitable new neighborhood or even squeezed out by the Sterling Bay project.”

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