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Baton to relocate to Uptown
by Matt Simonette
2018-12-10

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Longtime River North nightspot Baton will relocate to an Uptown location on Broadway in Spring 2019, owner Jim Flint announced Dec. 5.

In a statement, Flint said that, "As the years have passed, the River North Area of Chicago has become one the hottest areas in the city and I am thankful to have been a part of that growth. … Unfortunately, the area has surpassed us, and after 50 years, I felt it time for me to move on.

"Upon learning of my plan to close the club in early 2019, I was approached by several people who wanted me to keep the name and the reputation of the Baton going, so after a lot of thought and consideration, I have agreed allow them to take it forward."

Flint added that he will be involved with the nightclub in the new location only in an advisory capacity, but that he would continue to greet guests on the weekends.

"It is the people and all who have supported the club through the years that I love the most," Flint said.

The Baton relocation comes just as the previously Wicker Park-based Double Door also announced plans to move to Uptown's $75 million entertainment district as well.


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