WEST LOOP — A popular West Loop climbing gym was forced to close Wednesday for operating without a license, officials said.
Brooklyn Boulders, 100 S. Morgan St., was issued a cease-and-desist order Wednesday by the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Neighbors spotted a notice on the door about the shutdown and shared it on social media, looking for answers.
Department officials said Thursday the company since has obtained a business license and the order will be removed from the front door.
City officials did not immediately say how long the business was operating without a license.
Brooklyn Boulders did not return an immediate request for comment on the incident, but it posted on social media apologizing to customers.
“Unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances we have to be closed, potentially for the next two days, but we hope to be open sooner. We are currently working with the city to resolve this issue and will keep everybody updated,” the gym posted to Facebook.
On Thursday afternoon, the company posted that their issue had been resolved and that they would reopen Friday.
“Everything has been resolved and we will reopen tomorrow at 7AM with our regularly scheduled hours,” according to the post.
The climbing gym opened in 2014, offering 50-foot climbing walls inside a 25,000-square-foot facility.
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