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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Cubs Receive Approval on Branding Arch and Expanding Footprint

Sadists! What’s next…Branding Arch Hall?!

The Cubs received approval on the new branding arch and expanding the footprint of Wrigley Field by the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.

The Cubs moved closer to beginning the restoration project on Thursday when the zoning committee gave the team the approval to move the outer wall of the park 25 feet closer to Sheffield Avenue. The branding arch will stretch over Clark Street between Patterson and Addison streets and will allow the team to sell additional advertising.

The additional space in right field will allow the team to add concessions and a make the Budweiser deck bigger.

The next step in the process is for the additions to “pass through the Committee on Transportation and Public Way on Dec. 10 before full City Council consideration the next day (Dec. 11).”

And according to Danny Ecker, the new sports plaza liquor license has been tabled until the team and the city receive more community input. Ald. Tom Tunney introduced the ordinance that would allow the Cubs to sell alcohol in the plaza outside of Wrigley Field. Tunney indicated on Wednesday his community needs more input and he wants to make sure “the community understands it and is supportive of it.”

As for the progress with the rooftop club owners, Danny Ecker reported the Cubs “have been encouraged by recent discussions with the Wrigleyville Rooftop Association” but there was nothing new to report on Thursday.

Repoz Posted: December 07, 2013 at 09:03 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harry Balsagne's transparent jealousy Posted: December 07, 2013 at 11:58 AM (#4612966)
Sadists! What’s next…Branding Arch Hall?,

Watch out for snakes.
   2. zonk Posted: December 07, 2013 at 07:44 PM (#4613198)
Thank god... I was getting worried that the teaming mob quickly gathering to witness the exploits of Wesley Wright and George Kottaras would have any place to go.
   3. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: December 07, 2013 at 08:00 PM (#4613204)
Thank god... I was getting worried that the teaming mob quickly gathering to witness the exploits of Wesley Wright and George Kottaras would have any place to go.

Maybe the plan is to lower attendance and minimize the neighborhood impact of the initial changes so they can secure approval to the more drastic ones...

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