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Closed Wicker Park Bar Says It’s Being Scapegoated For City’s Crime Spike, Poses No Safety Threat

Two shootings in four months occurred outside The Point bar and music venue on Milwaukee Avenue. Police deemed the business a public safety threat in February and ordered its closure.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘I’m Definitely Shot In The Head’: Man Shot Under Right Eye At Wicker Park Bar Shares Harrowing Story

Jordan Mendez was shot in his face Feb. 6 at The Point in Wicker Park. "That moment in the ambulance, I was making my peace with God. I was prepared that, that was the end."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Second Shooting Outside The Point, Wicker Park Business Owners Push For Greater Police Presence Along Milwaukee Avenue

The Point bar and music venue remains closed after police labeled it a "public safety threat" last week. The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber's board of directors has requested its business license be revoked.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Bar Raising Money To Help Server Shot At The Point: ‘He’s Just A Good Kid All Around’

Jordan Mendez was having an after-work drink Feb. 6 at The Point when he was shot in his face. Chicago police have closed the Wicker Park bar, which has been the site of two shootings in five months.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Man Charged In Shooting At The Point; Wicker Park Bar And Venue Remains Closed After City Shutdown

Police shut down The Point bar and venue in Wicker Park after a customer was shot last week, dubbing it a "public safety threat." It's the second shooting linked to the bar in the past five months.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s The Point Bar Shut Down By Police And Dubbed ‘Public Safety Threat’ After Latest Shooting

On Tuesday, a notice was posted on the door of the club stating The Point was a "public safety threat" and was shut down by police Supt. David Brown. If the bar's owner doesn't appeal, it could be closed for up to six months.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Bar Owner Says City Violence, Not Late-Night Hours, To Blame After Another Shooting At The Point

A 29-year-old man who did not appear to be intended victim was seriously wounded in the shooting at The Point early Sunday. It's the second shooting to hit the late-night bar in five months.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With ‘Launch Thy Neighbor,’ A Black Sommelier Is Giving Women Chefs Of Color Their Own Stage In Wicker Park

Ermoni Best created the event after years of inequality in the hospitality industry. "I was sick of always trying to conform to be part of this world. So I created my own."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s Newest Music Venue, The Point, Opens In Former Flat Iron Bar: ‘Spaces Like This Help To Build A Community’

Concert-goers and musicians are ready to get back to Wicker Park stages — and vaccinated people can do so freely at The Point, owner Jun Lin said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

150 Six Corners Neighbors Protest Alderman’s Point Decision: ‘Lake Gardiner: Where Blight Is Alright’

Calling the height "excessive," Ald. Jim Gardiner said he withdrew his support for The Point plan after developers canceled a meeting.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Gardiner ‘Overstates His Ability’ To Block Plans For Six Corners Development, Lightfoot Says

Gardiner announced Friday that he opposed the updated plans for the Point at Six Corners development.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Fed Up Business Owner Calls On Six Corners Neighbors To Protest Gardiner’s Point Decision: ‘Enough Is Enough’

There are currently at least 23 empty storefronts within a one-block radius of the hole, and resident and business owner James Suh said he's tired of watching more close.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

For Struggling Six Corners Businesses, Gardiner’s Rejection Of The Point Development Hits Hard: ‘That Corner Is Cursed’

"Here are these guys who are bringing $130 million to the table. For the alderman to not support it is just so shortsighted.”

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Big Hole At Six Corners Is Sticking Around Awhile As Ald. Gardiner Rejects Latest Plan For Aldi Store, Senior Apartments

Development supporters, who believe the large vacant hole at the site has taken a toll, said they were "disappointed" by Ald. Jim Gardiner's decision.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Pulling Austin-Foster Dog Park Funding, Ald. Gardiner Defends Decision To Scrap Arena-Era Participatory Budget Plans

Neighbors voted on how to spend 2019 ward money under Ald. John Arena, but newly-elected Ald. Jim Gardiner scrapped some of those plans.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Latest Plans For The Point At Six Corners Revealed, But Alderman Still Undecided

In two weeks, Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) will let his ward know if he supports the latest version of the Point At Six Corners development.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

The Point At Six Corners Keeps Aldi, Adds Affordable Housing As Neighbors Urge Action In Closed-Door Meetings With Ald. Gardiner

Ald. Jim Gardiner has been meeting with residents in their homes about plans for the "big hole" at Six Corners.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Plan For Aldi, Senior Housing At Six Corners Isn’t Dead, Ald. Gardiner Tells Residents — But It’s On Hold For Now

Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) explained his desire to slow down the timeline for The Point because whatever happens at the former Bank of America site will be “built on my watch.”

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Plans For Dreaded Hole At Six Corners Intersection Stall, Area Business Owners Plead: ‘Just Put Something There’

Ald.-elect Jim Gardiner will not say whether he'll support The Point at Six Corners moving forward, and it's making some neighbors nervous.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park