The property housing the Mercury Theatre, Cullen's Bar & Grill and the restaurant Strega Nona are to be sold in an open outcry auction, said Frank Diliberto, senior vice president of Inland Real Estate Auctions Inc. The businesses are located at 3741-47 N. Southport Ave., on the same block as the Music Box Theatre.
There are any number of uses for the property, Diliberto said. He said the site could be redeveloped for residential or retail uses, or continue as it is used now.
Michael Cullen, one of the owners of the property, said he is interested in buying it at the auction. He added that his bar and the theater will remain in operation