Neo nightclub closing; seeking new location

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It’s official: the legendary Neo nightclub, one of the oldest dance clubs in Chicago, will be closing its doors at the end of July,according to a statement issued today.

According to the statement, the club, located at 2350 N. Clark, has “lost its lease.” The bar’s manager, Dann Szymczak recently posted a note to that effect on Facebook. One report citesa dispute over rent and maintenance of the site resulted at an impasse between club owners and landlords.

Neo will move its Thursday programming to Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee, in Wicker Park beginning Aug. 6, while they search for a new location. They also reportedly will be operating in thebasement of Debonair Social Club on Fridays.

Apreschool, currently located in the storefront of the building that houses the club, will be taking over the current Neo space.

Ironically, theclub, with its unique alley location behind a stretch of storefronts on Milwaukee, is hosting a 36th anniversary celebration beginning Fridayand running through Saturday. Each night will be themed as the nightclub from decades ago.

The final night of operation is slated for July 30, according to the club’s Facebook page. DJs Kamar and Jeff Moyer will be playing New Wave and 80s videos along with a few surprises.

Inside Chicago’s legendary Neo dance club. | Tasya Menaker

Inside Chicago’s legendary Neo dance club. | Tasya Menaker

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