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« on: April 18, 2013, 10:19:04 PM »
Anyone see this?  I'm a Cubs fan, but still very exciting!!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/oak_park_river_forest_forest_park/community/chi-ugc-article-big-hurt-brew-house-coming-soon-to-berwyns-m-2013-04-17,0,1787138.story

Big Hurt Brew House Coming Soon to Berwyn's Main Street
   
 
11:18 a.m. CDT, April 17, 2013
Big Hurt Brew House (www.bighurtbeer.com) will transform an underutilized corner into a new destination for Chicagoland craft beer enthusiasts and sports fans alike. This past week, the Berwyn City Council approved a redevelopment agreement for Big Hurt Brew House, a new microbrewery, sports bar and grill. The development will be an adaptive reuse of the historic bank building located at 6801 W Cermak Road, which intersects at Oak Park Avenue. “Establishing a microbrew operation is an ideal use for this unique property and having Heidner Properties and Big Hurt Beer in the project will take it to an extraordinary level,” commented Anthony Griffin, Executive Director of the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC), who also structured the deal for the City of Berwyn.

The flagship brew house will be operated by Frank “Big Hurt” Thomas, legendary Chicago White Sox first baseman and heavy hitter, who launched his line of specialty brew – Big Hurt Beer – in the Fall of 2011. The brand currently offers an Imperial Lager and recently launched MVP, an All-American lager.

Mayor Robert J. Lovero remarked, “Big Hurt Brew House will be a dynamic addition to Cermak Road both for our residents and as an attraction for visitors. This development will grow the momentum that we’ve already created with Berwyn Gateway Plaza to the west. We have many great things happening to our Main Street.”

Big Hurt Brew House will brew for on-site operations as well as distribution to other retail locations. The restaurant, beer garden and sports bar will offer a family-friendly environment with planned promotions such as athlete appearances and on-site live broadcasts of sporting events. The development team, led by Rick Heidner, is currently in the design phase with a completion date estimated in late 2013 or early 2014. Heidner finished, “I am very excited to be part of an amazing redevelopment and am honored to work with Frank Thomas and the City of Berwyn.”


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Big Hurt Brewhouse
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 06:38:27 AM »
Anyone see this?  I'm a Cubs fan, but still very exciting!!


Good to see the Trib pick up on the story. Let's hope this doesn't turn into another empty promise for OP and Cermak
 
 There was a discussion of this on another thread in BTF:

  http://www.berwyntalk.com/smf/index.php?topic=13075.0

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 02:52:14 PM »
Once again common sense makes me question the timeframe mentioned... 

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 05:29:03 PM »
Hmmmmm....., no talk about how much money the city had to throw at him.  Is the developer who rehabbed the building still involved?  Do they still own it?  Who owns the property now Mr. Griffin?  There seem to be more unanswered questions than answered ones.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 09:52:56 AM »
Hmmmmm....., no talk about how much money the city had to throw at him.  Is the developer who rehabbed the building still involved?  Do they still own it?  Who owns the property now Mr. Griffin?  There seem to be more unanswered questions than answered ones.

 According to the documents in the CC Agenda, the developers (6801 WEST CERMAK LLC) are purchasing the property for $200,001. $200,000 for the property west of the bank and $1 for the bank.

  Earnest money is $50,000 and was due into an escrow account on April 16.

 Closing date is July 9, 2013.

 Expected occupancy date is January 9, 2014.

 The contract states that the developer must spend at a minimum $1.25 million dollars in development.

 There is a $25,000 penalty if dates are not met.

6801 WEST CERMAK LLC is managed by Rick Heider.  Here is the information about it from State of Illinois site:

Entity Name 6801 WEST CERMAK, LLC 
File Number 04344782
Status ACTIVE   
On 04/08/2013

Entity Type LLC 
Type of LLC Domestic
File Date 04/08/2013 
Jurisdiction IL

Agent Name CHRISTOPHER J. GOLUBA 
Agent Change Date 04/08/2013
Agent Street Address 399 WALL ST STE H 
Principal Office 399 WALL STREET, UNIT H, GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL 601390000
Agent City GLENDALE HEIGHTS 
Management Type MGR   View
Agent Zip 60139 

Duration PERPETUAL
Annual Report Filing Date 00/00/0000  For Year 
Series Name NOT AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH SERIES


The pins of the lots are:

16-30-104-003-0000
16-30-104-004-0000
16-30-104-005-0000
16-30-104-006-0000
16-30-104-007-0000
16-30-104-008-0000
16-30-104-009-0000
16-30-104-023-0000
16-30-104-024-0000
16-30-104-042-0000
16-30-104-043-0000


 Most of the above properties had a "Vacation" order in late 2009 except for 024 or 042. Most of the above property is owned by Berwyn Center LLC.

Here is the information about Berwyn Center LLC.  It appears to have "involuntary dissolution" in 2012:

Entity Name BERWYN CENTER, LLC 
File Number 02019671
Status INVOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION 
On 05/11/2012

Entity Type LLC 
Type of LLC Domestic
File Date 11/13/2006 
Jurisdiction IL

Agent Name FRED GONZALEZ 
Agent Change Date 03/10/2010
Agent Street Address 2520 S OAKLEY AVE C1 
Principal Office 2520 S OAKLEY AVE C1, CHICAGO, IL 60608
Agent City CHICAGO 
Management Type MBR   View
Agent Zip 60608 
Duration PERPETUAL

Annual Report Filing Date 00/00/0000  For Year 2011
Series Name NOT AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH SERIES
 
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 01:04:36 PM »
I heard that Home Run Inn Pizza is going to take up some of the space too!  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 07:52:21 PM »
I heard that Home Run Inn Pizza is going to take up some of the space too!  ;)


At our last ward meeting the mayor said HRI is building in the lot next to it.   :usa:
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 01:17:26 PM »
There has been quite a bit of activity including some heavy equipment operating there.  This might actually happen!

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 02:56:36 PM »
Frank Thomas will be on the Score 670AM in a bit.  Wonder if he'll mention anything?

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 07:32:47 PM »
There is activity there. They'be busted thru and put new doors in on the west side of the building... :coreyhart:

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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 09:22:10 AM »
Wondering what was / is being done with the architectural artifacts that had been piled against the bank building. Would really hate to think of them being tossed.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2013, 11:01:42 AM »
Wondering what was / is being done with the architectural artifacts that had been piled against the bank building. Would really hate to think of them being tossed.
Who gives a shit about artifacts, it was a frickin bank not the vatican!! If your cities history revolves around a bank that has been empty for 4 decades your city is in sad shape. Be happy the biggest eyesore in the area is finally being cleaned up and bringing in tax revenue.

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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2013, 12:09:05 PM »
Interesting,Berwyn is in sad shape?

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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2013, 12:30:20 PM »
I hear it has taxes and crime now.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2013, 07:29:39 PM »
I hear it has taxes and crime now.

And some are indistinguishable from the other.

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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2013, 08:00:30 PM »
Interesting,Berwyn is in sad shape?

That can't be right..... :o

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Re: Big Hurt Brewhouse
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2013, 12:45:42 PM »
Wondering what was / is being done with the architectural artifacts that had been piled against the bank building. Would really hate to think of them being tossed.
Who gives a shit about artifacts, it was a frickin bank not the vatican!! If your cities history revolves around a bank that has been empty for 4 decades your city is in sad shape. Be happy the biggest eyesore in the area is finally being cleaned up and bringing in tax revenue.

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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2013, 07:44:01 PM »
Wondering what was / is being done with the architectural artifacts that had been piled against the bank building. Would really hate to think of them being tossed.
Who gives a shit about artifacts, it was a frickin bank not the vatican!! If your cities history revolves around a bank that has been empty for 4 decades your city is in sad shape. Be happy the biggest eyesore in the area is finally being cleaned up and bringing in tax revenue.

Careful...all of those "We need to preserve" people will start up. Considering that preserving in Berwyn fails , I am one for tearing that whole thing down and rebuilding.  It's been one fail after another so if people wanted "preserve" so badly,they did nothing to prove it.

HOME RUN INN BRING IT ON!

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2013, 11:02:26 PM »
HOME RUN INN BRING IT ON!
100%   hell yeah!


Now I'll be able to use those coupons I always get by email.  And stay fat forever.   :oink:
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2013, 10:02:52 AM »
If there are indeed architectural artifacts work saving, I hope Salvage One picks them up for someone else to purchase and use.

 

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