Second-Best Chicago-Related Story This Month
What’s the first? Some dude.
John Hall, Goose Island’s founder and chief executive, said he reached a last-minute deal with the pub’s landlord to stay at 1800 N. Clybourn Ave. for three to five years, averting the closing of the homebase for Honker’s Ale and other brews at the end of 2008.
“I’m thrilled,” said Hall, who bought everyone in the place a beer. “They called me last week and said we want to try to do a deal. We compromised in a week on something we couldn’t do for a long time.”
I am absolutely ecstatic about this. Closing this place would rip my heart up!