Crain's Chicago Business on Dark Downtown Theatres:Free-spending conventioneers come and go. Tourists pour into Chicago. City dwellers and suburbanites converge on downtown looking for fun. But big-time stages are empty(from Crain's Chicago Business). The link to the whole article requires paid subscription (or read today's print version at a newsstand/bookstore). The article goes on to:
- discuss the lack of open shows at theatre district venues
- cite some stats on the city money put into the construction of the venues
- suggest that when one company controls the market in an area, they have no incentive to increase supply.
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