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The Hideout: Chicago's Dusty Jewel

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The Hideout way has been to take it day by day.

So it is hard to believe that the beloved Chicago music club and social incubator opened in 1996 as a musical venue. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was drinking shots of tequila with Tim Tuten and Katie Nicholson during the smoky 1990s Thursday night jazz sets at Weeds, 1555 N. Dayton.

They would talk of their dream of buying the gritty frame and tar-roofed bar just north of Weeds where Nicholson's father Tom liked to have a drink after selling rocks for Vulcan Materials Co. along Route 66 in McCook, Ill. Their dreams came true and also stayed grounded.

The Hideout is heavy mettle on the easy listening near north side......

Dave Hoekstra

Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His collection of Sun-Times travel columns, "Ticket To Everywhere," was published in 2000 by Lake Claremont Press. He was lead writer for "Farm Aid: Song for America" (Rodale Press, 2005) which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Willie Nelson inspired effort.
He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick O-Type Award for Column Writing. Hoekstra wrote and co-proudced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special: "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement," nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for a documentary program/cultural significance.
He lives in Chicago.


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