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New Music Venue Could Open In Former Logan Square Marble Plant

Ald. Felix Cardona Jr. wouldn't say if he supports the proposal: "I could see people being displaced so I'm very cautious of that."

The warehouse at 2537 N. Pulaski Road, a former marble manufacturing plant.
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LOGAN SQUARE — A new music venue and restaurant could be coming to an industrial building in west Logan Square.

Ald. Felix Cardona Jr., whose 31st ward includes the proposal, said a property owner wants to open the new venue and restaurant at 2537 N. Pulaski Road. The 14,000-square-foot building formerly housed a marble manufacturing plant.

Details are scarce. Cardona Jr. wouldn’t say who is behind the proposal. Cook County property records show a limited liability corporation, 2537-43 N PULASKI LLC, bought the property from four people in April for $725,000.

The agent of the LLC, attorney Richard Rubin, was reached, but declined to comment.

Cardona Jr. is asking neighbors to weigh in on the proposal at a community meeting, set for noon Nov. 16. The meeting will be held at the industrial building, 2537 N. Pulaski Road.

Cardona Jr. wouldn’t say if he supports the proposal or not, but noted that he’s being “very cautious.”

“I could see people being displaced so I’m very cautious of that,” Cardona Jr. said. “I don’t want my families to be displaced. I grew up by Congress [Theater] and it changed the whole neighborhood.”

Cardona Jr. said the property owner needs a zoning change and other layers of city approval in order to open the venue/restaurant. The property is currently zoned for industrial and manufacturing use.

Logan Square Neighborhood Association and Hermosa Neighborhood Association are teaming up with Cardona Jr.’s office on the community meeting.

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