Friday, June 8, 2007

Shopping the....oh, whatever that outdoor theater in Tinley is called these days....

Here are links to the Sun-Times and Tribune stories on the possible sale of the Tinley Park amphitheater, which I guess is now named after First Midwest Bank.

The property is zoned industrial, and frankly, that would be a higher and better use for the land. As a fair to middling shamateur musician who grew up in the business, I have strong opinions about concert venues, and this is just not a good one in so many different ways. Buy the dirt, tear it down and build a box. The problem is that there is still enough raw dirt in the area that demo and redevelopment costs may be a problem. But I'm not sure there's enough money to turn that facility into something I'd call a good concert venue.


Temecula Family Law Attorney said...

Hi, David.
I am an attorney in So Cal, also blogging, and happened across your site. Very nice.

David Stejkowski said...

Thanks for the feedback and for stopping by!