The Alley to close for 2nd time

The Alley was located at 3228 North Clark Street for 39 years, until it closed in 2015.

Here's some sad news for Chicago's punk rockers. The Alley is closing shop for the second time.

The first store shut down in 2015 after 39 years in the city's Lakeview neighborhood. It re-opened last year in a smaller space.

But owner Mark Thomas said he expects to close the week of Halloween, due to ongoing health issues.

"This is not the end of The Alley, as we will continue our legacy 'online,'" Thomas said in a release Tuesday. "I will continue to search for a younger, healthier partner to carry on this strong, loved brand, hopefully in brick and mortar retail."
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