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Old 11-09-2021, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Polish Bar Chicago 21

The Smashing Pumpkins played their first show on July 9, 1988 in the now closed Polish Bar 21 in Chicago.

According to this chapter it was located in Portage Park on the northwest side of Chicago. Source: https://www.amazon.com/Portage-Image.../dp/0738552291

Should be cool to see how this place looks now on Google streetview. Does anyone know where it was located exactly?

And shouldn't they have played their last show in 2000 there, instead of the Metro?

 
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Old 11-09-2021, 05:48 PM   #2
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Not sure why I just did an hour-long search for the place, but I came up with nada. I was looking through liquor license records and shit, man. What the fuck did I do that for. The couple hits I got on a few name variations were nowhere near Prospect Park. Fuck.

Anyway here's the book's author; ask him. I'm done. And I'm blaming you for me, like... why did I do that. Because of you.

 
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Old 11-09-2021, 07:06 PM   #3
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Only ever performance of Lock Me Up

 
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Old 11-09-2021, 08:38 PM   #4
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"Bleed" from this show appears on Mashed Potatoes

 
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Old 11-09-2021, 08:43 PM   #5
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so its isnt this?
https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1...Y0Qpx96BAgvEAM

 
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:51 AM   #6
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Hey this might be it!?

 
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:52 AM   #7
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Not sure why I just did an hour-long search for the place, but I came up with nada. I was looking through liquor license records and shit, man. What the fuck did I do that for. The couple hits I got on a few name variations were nowhere near Prospect Park. Fuck.

Anyway here's the book's author; ask him. I'm done. And I'm blaming you for me, like... why did I do that. Because of you.
Haha sorry to hear that topbird, I salute your effert though (I mean looking through liquor-licenses ).

 
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:54 AM   #8
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so its isnt this?
So I just...

I just needed to type "Chicago 21 Club" into Google Maps? Is that what you're fucking telling me?

I didn't need to track down a 300MB Excel file of every business license in Chicago?

What are you going to do to make this up to me, Beta? Because this is clearly someone's fault and it absofuckinglutely isn't mine

 
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Old 11-10-2021, 12:00 PM   #9
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Old 11-10-2021, 10:23 PM   #10
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The address is on the handbill.

6020 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60634
777-5208

 
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Old 11-11-2021, 11:27 AM   #11
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damn i bet jopleybird is just red-faced right about now!

 
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Old 11-11-2021, 02:14 PM   #12
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Fuck, I was at that show, and I have the handbill right in front of me

And I live next door

 
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Old 11-11-2021, 09:49 PM   #13
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Hey I heard it's located here

6020 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60634
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Hope that helps!

 
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:58 PM   #14
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Anyone ever been to the Dunkin Donuts (Punkin) on Belmont & Clark back in the day? I see it's a CVS now.

 
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Old 11-20-2021, 12:09 PM   #15
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