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Crew & Wild Pug: Here to stay

Although a little out of Edgewater’s borders, the owners of Crew and Wild Pug, located in the 48th Ward at Lawrence and Broadway, contacted us asking if we could help them dispell some rumors that they are selling one or both of their bars:

Rumors about Crew and Wild Pug
We wanted to take the time dispel the rumors about Crew and Wild Pug and replace them with some facts. We are not actively looking to sell either Crew or Wild Pug. We have listed the businesses with the Kudan Group in hopes of finding an additional partner(s) to recapitalize both businesses.

It is no great surprise these are extremely tough times. At Crew alone we have had over 18 of our regular customers lose their jobs since the down turn of the economy. When Crew turned five years old this past summer, our goal was to do a remodel including updating our monitors. Unfortunately that money has gone just to keep the doors open.

The Wild Pug was six months late in opening. We opened in November which was shortly after the start of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The good news is business is growing slowly, it’s just not where it needs to be.

This is not something that is easy to share, in fact it down right embarrassing. However, we felt we had to say something to address all the speculation. To those of you who frequent our businesses, thank you! If you haven’t been by lately, we would love to see you. We love being a part of Uptown and encourage you to support all the local businesses that have invested in your neighborhood. We hope to be here for many years to come.
Steven Milford & Brian Wells

Help support these two great neighborhood bars!!

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