Grateful Dead Venue Reportedly Coming to West Loop Chicago

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Our lovable statesman and elder Peter Shapiro, owner of the Brooklyn Bowl, may be teaming up with Jerry Garcia’s estate to create a Grateful Dead themed music venue in Chicago.

When asked for official comment, Shapiro told Eater nothing more than “I love Chicago.”

As many of you know, this wouldn’t be the first time Shapiro has teamed up with the Grateful Dead specifically in Chicago. Shapiro also worked as a concert promoter and was responsible for the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary shows dubbed Fare Thee Well that occurred in 2015, thanks in part to his working relations with bassist Phil Lesh.

The tour was billed as the final set of performances for the elder jamband, but of course you know they’re still playing in one form or another as Dead and Company or as Phil Lesh and Friends.

No news has arisen regarding the venue since the initial report, and although Shapiro has not confirmed any plans, he hasn’t denied them either.

Deadheads should keep their eyes on The West Loop in Chicago. In the meantime, you can make sure you’ve got tickets to Dead and Company tour here.