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Cheap Trick-Themed Entertainment Complex in South Loop Area?

Surrender.
Surrender.

We liked Cheap Trick about as much as anything to come from the late 70s, their two parts ELO-one part Ramones thing makes for great earworm material (especially “Dream Police” and “Surrender”). But still, we’re a little baffled by the, uh, market niche that’s being met by plans for a Cheap Trick-themed museum and concert venue, including restaurant, on south Michigan Avenue’s “Record Row,” or “Music Row” as it’s now called (kids today not knowing what a “record” was). According to manager David Frey, Cheap Trick Chicago will be “a one-of-a-kind eatery, unique musical instrument museum, radio station, and performance space as well as rooftop and outdoor and event space in the future Music Row in Chicago.” According to the Sun-Times, it’s part of Alderman Bob Fioretti’s vision for an entertainment district which would give McCormick Place conventioneers something better to do than eat reheated Nancy’s Pizza, basically, all of which would be developed largely by Landmark America, a Chicago-based developer with experience in plopping tourist magnets in the middle of historic districts.

Cheap Trick plans museum, concert venue on Record Row [Sun-Times]

Cheap Trick-Themed Entertainment Complex in South Loop Area?