After the devastating eviction of Wicker Park venue Double Door, the owners began looking for a new location. The Logan Square Bank seemed like a perfect fit – it was close to the original location, and like its predecessor, actually had two door entries (hence the name “Double Door”). Rezoning the property as a music venue required permission from neighbors within 250 feet of the building. Unfortunately, local residents and businesses felt it would be too disruptive.
Once the Double Door plan was nixed, New Era started on plan B – transforming the upper levels into six modern lofts, retail on the ground floor, and an escape room in the basement (where the original bank vault is still in tact).
That wasn’t the end of the line for Double Door, though. They found a midsize venue space in Uptown – formerly the Wilson Avenue Theatre. While it is close to other venues the Riv and Aragon Ballroom, they’re saying that its lower capacity meet the need for a smaller music venue.
Photos of the new lofts are below – If you like what you see and are interested in renting, you can reach out to New Era.