Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Sunday, June 13

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If the University of Chicago has its way, Hyde Park may soon have a bona fide entertainment district. Plans are underway to relocate the famous, recently shut-down Checkerboard Lounge from its current Bronzeville location up to 52nd and Harper. The plan also includes turning a nearby defunct theater into a fine arts movie theater.

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