Chicago Jazz Club Reopening Friday

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Friday, July 17th, 2020, marks the start of phase 4 in downtown Chicago. With Phase 4 taking place restaurants, museums, bars, and dining rooms will reopen. Most entertainment venus will not open due to the commotion that may cause a lack of social distancing. The image above is the Green Mill Jazz Club at 4802 N. Broadway, open 3-11 p.m., with live music every day for guests to enjoy. After being closed since the stay at home order, Owner Dave Jemilo stated that he’s opening to keep the lights on.

Jemilo understands the risk that reopening may cause and that he is using this moment as an experimental moment. That meaning the capacity for each guest would be 44 and a half people. Guests will have to mask unless seated. There would be no vocal performances and no wind instruments to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Guests will only be allowed to be inside for two hours for two performances. To make money back in June he held a concert outside of the lounge. Like other bars and lounges in an effort to sell all the beer before it went bad. But city officials soon stopped the performances and let Jemilo off with a warning.

In an effort to see the light in all of this Jemilo stated “A lot of people are fired up, I think it’s going to be good. I’m cautiously optimistic.”

Written By Trinity Simmons-Brooks

Edited by Sheena Robertson


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