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City Council Revives Congress Theater Redevelopment Plan, Sets Up Key Votes To Advance $88 Million Project

The $88 million proposal was pulled out of the Rules Committee, which is considered legislative purgatory, after a labor agreement was reached between the theater operator and a local labor union.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

$88 Million Congress Theater Redevelopment Plan Blocked By South Side Alderperson Over Labor Concerns

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza, a staunch union supporter, delayed a vote on the proposal, saying questions remain over whether the new Congress Theater will generate "quality" jobs.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Congress Theater Crumbles, Developer Wants $27 Million From City To Revive Logan Square Gem

The price tag on the long-stalled project keeps going up, and the delays are getting longer — but developers say they're still committed to overhauling and reopening the beloved venue.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Developer Should Make A ‘Good Jobs Commitment’ Before Getting City Help To Fund Overhaul, Union Says

Workers with UNITE HERE Local 1 are urging neighbors to oppose the project's $20 million city subsidy if the developer won't commit to offering good-paying jobs to theater workers. Baum Revision says it's listening.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Moving Forward —And The City May Kick In $20 Million To Make It A Reality

The plans call for a full restoration of the 2,900-seat music venue, apartments, retail and restaurant space along Milwaukee Avenue and Rockwell Street, and affordable offices and work space on the second and third floors.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Long-Vacant Congress Theater Could Reopen In 2023 With New Developer On Board

After a previous move to revitalize the historic venue fell through, Baum Revision is stepping in to finally bring the 1920's theater back to life.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Congress Theater Redevelopment Is Back On, Alderman Says, As Developer Steps In To Overhaul Historic Venue

Baum Revision, the developer that restored the Green Exchange and Margies Candies buildings, is "seriously exploring" reviving the Congress, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Wormhole Coffee Will Join Margie’s Candies On Logan Square/Bucktown Border

"Wormhole 2" will be 90s-themed, an appropriate sequel to the 80s-themed Wormhole Coffee in Wicker Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town