City shuts down Goose Island ‘312th Day’ celebration; the president moves the event to a new location

CHICAGO (CBS) – City of Chicago shuts down Saturday’s ‘312 Day’ event hosted by Goose Island Beer Company after numerous cease and desist orders.

In a joint statement from the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection, the Chicago Department of Buildings and the Chicago Police Department, the event known as “312 Day” was to take place at a former motor vehicle repair shop at 1827 W. Fulton St. with a reported tally of 1,000 attendees.

Following an investigation Friday, authorities issued cease-and-desist orders for violating a place of public entertainment, drinking alcohol and failing to display a license. DOB has issued a Commissioner’s Closure for unsafe and unsafe conditions.

Event organizers have been asked to contact ticket holders. Goose Island Beer Company President Todd Ahsmann said the event will be moved to another location.

“We take the issues raised by the city seriously. For the safety of our guests, performers and employees, Mick Jenkins’ show is now performing at the Bottom Lounge located at 1375 W. Lake St. Doors are now at 7 p.m. All RSVPs for Mick Jenkins’ performance will be honoured.” said Ahsmann.

Officials said all laws will be strictly enforced and will inspect establishments over the holiday weekend.


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