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News Wed Jul 29 2015

Neo Closes Iconic Lincoln Park Location

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Neo's famous alleyway. Photo by Stephanie Griffin.


After a lease dispute with the building's owner, legendary Chicago club Neo will be closing the doors on its home for the last 36 years, 2350 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Neo has been home to fans of punk, new wave, goth, and industrial (as well as people who just like to get weird) for decades.

While Neo's owners look for a new spot for the club, their popular Thursday and Friday night programming will be moving to Debonair Social Club at 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave starting August 6th. Everyone from Neo's door staff to bartenders will be working at Debonair, so if you're bummed about Neo's closure, making the trek to Wicker Park is a good way to show your support.

There's still two more chances to hit the dance floor at the current location - once a haunt of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Trent Reznor, and the Wachowski siblings, among others. Tonight Neo hosts a Fare Thee Well: Dark Wave Disco night featuring DJ sets by Kill Hannah and Dark Wave Disco. Neo's final night at 2350 N. Clark will be tomorrow, the last Living on Video night for this dance floor.

Neo opens each night at 10pm but plan to arrive early if you want to make it inside. Last week's 36th Anniversary parties drew lines all the way to Fullerton and around the block, and these final two nights will be even more crowded.

 
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