Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shots Fired Outside Uptown Sporting Goods Store

No injuries were reported when shots were fired on a bustling Uptown street corner Saturday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

Witnesses said the shots rang out after an argument inside a sporting goods store spilled onto the street at 4601 North Broadway around 3:40 p.m.

The participants were three tall, skinny black men, police said. One ran southbound on Broadway wearing a white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans. Two others fled north: One wearing a white shirt with orange pants and another whom police did not describe further.

A developer last summer proposed replacing the one-story City Sports building with transit-oriented apartments.
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  1. One of the most squalid corners in Uptown...

    1. You just wait and see! Once they renovate and "turn around" that Wilson station with new lumber on the platform to be peed on and throw a Starbucks in there that entire neighborhood will see an influx of Wicker Park, River North, Wilmette, Schompton, IL and Kalamazoo, Michigan people flocking to see what all the hype is about.....and buy my "condo" for double what I paid for it in 2008 because Charlie Chaplan lived around the corner at some point and Frank Sinatra drove through to pee and "got his start at the Aragon Ballroom" LOL, LMBO, WTF.

      " the mid-20th century Uptown was no longer the entertainment destination it had been in the 1910s and 1920s. Crowds no longer packed dances at the Aragon, and far fewer came to see movies. The Aragon Ballroom remained open until March 31, 1958, when a fire and explosion in the restaurant next door ripped a hole in the lobby and caused extensive damage. Following a $250,000 remodeling project, the Aragon reopened, but was sold soon after. The Uptown Theater was closed in 1981, The New Lawrence Hotel was converted to senior housing in the 1980s and the Plymouth Hotel was demolished in 2003."

      You just wait and see!

  2. At least they were prepared (decades ago) and had the steel doors to roll down. When's that place going to "turn around" anyway?