Biddy Mulligans' signage is still up inside the foyer of 7644 N Rogers Avenue. An empty gas can (at least we hope it is) and mail sits below on a ledge. A no smoking sign looks out of place since the smoking ban happened after the bar closed. (The origin of the name Biddy Mulligan is from a song from the thirties/forties about a Dublin street seller. There are Biddy Mulligans bars all over the world. Too bad the one in Rogers Park bit the dust.)
A writer for Chicago Magazine waxes nostalgic about using fake ID's to drink at Biddy Mulligans in the early nineties. It had a habit of opening and closing and opening and closing.
The Rogers Park Review believed that the owner of the corner properties at Rogers and Sheridan was land banking. According to RP Review (in 2006) Sargon Isaac owns 7630-40 N Sheridan, 7644-46 N Sheridan and 7650-54 N Sheridan (the yellow courtyard building north of Biddy Mulligans). At that time Biddy was open under the monicker Island Groove Cafe. Joe Moore refused to support their bid for a liquor license in 2007.
Back in 2005 there was a plan to knock the corner property (that houses R and V liquors) down and put up a 40 unit condo building.
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