DNA Info: Vacant Movie Theater ‘Eyesore’ Could Become Park, Storage Facility

Howard Rieger, president of the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park, organized a community meeting Tuesday night about the property. He said more than 100 people attended.

“There isn’t 1 inch of the property along the [North Shore Channel] trail that’s an eyesore except for this miserable couple of acres,” Rieger said. “We’re allowing the site to be used by gangs and drug dealers. … Everything looks good around there except for this disaster.”

But now a deal is in the works to transform the property.larger