Concrete Cowboy closes after ‘chronic complaints’ from neighbors
Loop North News

(Above) Google Street View of Concrete Cowboy in River North.

6-Jul-20 – Following what 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly said were “chronic complaints” from neighbors of Concrete Cowboy, the city has revoked the business licenses of the nightclub/sports bar at 646 North Franklin Street.

According to Reilly, after the city revoked its licenses on June 30, Concrete Cowboy voluntarily surrendered them effective July 2 and is now closed.

“As a neighbor, Alderman Reilly had witnessed many of these incidents first-hand,” said Reilly’s office, “including chronic late-night traffic congestion, corresponding vehicular noise, and noise created by patrons outside of the establishment.”

A public nuisance case filed against Concrete Cowboy in 2019 included 50 specific charges.

Concrete Cowboy opened in 2016 after purchasing the licenses of the former operator. Reilly says a liquor license moratorium will prevent any further licenses from being approved for the location.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |


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