Recently, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Ald. James Cappleman, Jam Productions and Farpoint Development to announce Chicago's Uptown Theatre will be restored and reopened.
The 93-year-old landmark buildingvacant for more than 35 yearswill be used for a variety of live performances and special events. The $75-million project fulfills a commitment Emanuel made in his first term.
The City of Chicago has worked to protect and preserve the building for several decades. It started in 1991, when the venue was designated a City of Chicago landmark to preserve its exterior and interior from alteration or demolition. Jam purchased the building in 2008.