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In March 2020, former 16″On Center management employee Will Duncan purchased FITZGERALDS, a historic live music venue located just west of Chicago in Berwyn, IL.
FitzGerald’s has been a place for gathering since it was built in the early 1900’s. Up to 1925, the frame building at 6615 W. Roosevelt was a roadhouse used as a hunting lodge and sporting team headquarters. As more buildings rose along Roosevelt Road, the property was home to several nightclubs, the best-known being The Hunt Club, which flourished through the 1950’s and early 60’s. Over the last 40 years, the FitzGerald’s family acquired both 2-flats on either side of the original nightclub. Those properties, each with commercial ground floor and residential upstairs, were also included in the sale.
Duncan’s vision for the success of this iconic institution is all about preserving the legacy while bringing fresh energy to programming and aesthetics, and realizing the potential of the “campus” feel given by three adjacent buildings with their 9,000 sq ft central patio. Blue Star Properties is a proud supporter and partner in this exciting project.