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Southport Lanes is closing after the 98 years

F.P. Report

CHICAGO: COVID-19 has shaken the foundation of world economy and trade. The deadliest virus closed the world for almost 6 months and still it’s not being contained in many countries such as U.S. and India.

Chicago is one of the states that have been hit brutally by COVID-19 surge in the country.

The historic site of Southport Lanes is closing after the 98 years due to pandemic fallout said the spokesperson.

The Lake View venue reopened for business in July utilizing a small sidewalk cafe, carry-out and most recently limited dine-in capacity in accordance with state mandates.

But the bowling alley was still off-limits. Southport Lanes was built by Milwaukee’s, Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company in the early 1900s and opened for business as The Nook.

The name was changed in 1922 when the establishment added four bowling lanes, according to the venue’s website, which also notes the pub operated as a speakeasy with an upstairs brothel in the 1920s amid Prohibition.

Southport Lanes in Lakeview’s Southport Corridor plans to close its doors permanently on Sept. 27, according to a spokesperson.

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