Second City re-opening delayed

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It appears that post-fire cleanup an restoration at The Second City will take longer than expected.

Thecompany announced today that it will move or cancel all performances scheduled in their Mainstage, e.t.c. and UP Comedy Club theaters through Sept. 20. Customers will be contacted by The Second City box office to issue refunds or offer the option to book for future performances.

In a statement issued Friday morning, Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer of The Second City said: “After 10 days it’s clear this process will take more time than initially antucipated. While the theaters were left in very good condition, there are issues with the common areas, as well as smoke and water damage that must be addressed before we allow talent, staff and audiences in any of our spaces. It takes time to clean 82,000-square-feet after a three-alarm fire.

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