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Immediate Release: The Alley Chicago’s Funeral Party: January 16th at 9 PM Final day of business Monday January 19th

Chicago, Il: The Alley Chicago, a historic rock and roll clothing store, established in the Lakeview neighborhood in 1974, announces it’s final day open with a party and funeral on Saturday January 16th. The Alley's final day of business will be Monday January 19th. Mark Thomas, the owner, was looking for a new location but was unable to ink a deal in time for the move and unfortunately announced The Alley will be closed until a new location is found. Thomas did find a new location for Taboo-Tabou, at 843 ½ W.Belmont, two doors west of Starbucks. Thomas and his daughter have partnered to to produce an upscale lingerie and erotica store in Lakeview. Taboo Tabou will officially reopen onJanuary 21st. The website for The Alley, www.thealley.com, will continue to service loyal customers with t-shirts, clothing, hair dye, and other Alley merchandise. While the store has been running a huge sale, Thomas promises “prices that will blow the doors off the old store” His iconic $99 motorcycle jacket will be an unheard of $49 dollars. A funeral closing party will be held Saturday January 16th, 2016. Thomas, who ran for Alderman in the 44th ward intends to include the budget for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois in the casket he will carry out in the 1961 Alley Cadillac Hearse. Free memorial t-shirts will be given out to the first 100 people in line at 9:00 PM. Thomas promises a good time to make a showing for one last memory lane. The legendary Alley Chicago store has bemuse an infamous ‘landmark’ destination for generations of counter-culture. The Alley has been located at Belmont and Clark, in the Lakeview neighborhood, since 1974 when it began catering to bikers, punks, goths, rockers and all alternative lifestyles. 

About The Event:

Time: 9 PM- 10 PM 
The Alley Chicago’s Funeral Party Location: 3228 N. Clark Street 



1 comment
Aiyetoro P. January 18, 2016

I must say, I am very sad to hear my favorite store from my teenage years until eternity will be closing. I remember having my lip pierced by the gentleman with the cool tattoos and gauge piercings. I will never forget the best store on Clark street, where I bought cool clothing and collected awesome jewelry. Thank you for your great customer service and showing me it was ok to be different during my high school years seems i was one of the two who had a very unique style of punk/goth mixed together. I will never forget you!

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