Cubs Weekend Headlines: The Convention, Arrieta Exchanged Numbers and Minor Signings

It was a wild, loud weekend at the 31st Annual Cubs Convention. The three days was chock full of information from the Ricketts family, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon and his coaching staff and minor league updates. The Cubs avoided arbitration with six players Friday, but were unable to agree to terms with Jake […]

Day Two of 2016 Cubs Convention: The Ricketts Family Forum

Day Two of the 2016 Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts family forum hosted by Mully and Hanley (670 The Score), featuring Tom, Laura and Todd Ricketts. There was a common theme throughout the day in the leadership sessions. Ownership, the front offices and field staff all thanked the fans for their patience with rebuilding […]

Ricketts Family Purchases Three Rooftops, Launches Wrigley Rooftops Website

The Ricketts family bought three more rooftop buildings across from Wrigley Field and now owns nine of the 16 rooftops after their recent purchases. According to a report from Crain Chicago Business, Greystone Sheffield Holdings, the venture owned by the Ricketts family, “has purchased the Beyond the Ivy rooftop buildings at 1010 W. Waveland Ave. […]

Tom Ricketts Made the Rounds and Talked Cubs

Tom Ricketts made the media rounds Monday leading up to the Cubs’ final home game of the regular season. Among his stops Monday were the Mully and Hanley Show (670 The Score), Kap and Co. (ESPN 1000) and Waddle and Silvy (ESPN 1000) before talking to the beat writers in the dugout at Wrigley. Ricketts […]

Rambling about the Cubs as the USA Celebrates a Birthday

Hello again, everybody. It was very nice to see the Cubs bounce back strong from a five-game losing streak and sweep the Mets on the road. This quick turnaround exemplifies why the Cubs of 2015 are vastly different than many of their recent versions. During the past few years, the Cubs would turn a five-game […]

Ricketts Family Purchases Three Additional Rooftop Buildings

According to a report from the Tribune, citing Cook County property records as its source, the Ricketts family bought three more rooftop buildings. The Ricketts family, under Greystone Sheffield Holdings, purchased the buildings and the rooftop club businesses for an undisclosed amount. The family bought the properties located at 3637 N. Sheffield, 3617 N. Sheffield […]

The Ricketts Family Purchases Three Rooftop Buildings

The Ricketts family recently completed the purchase of three rooftop buildings from two property owners. During Saturday’s session at the Cubs Convention, Tom Ricketts confirmed the family bought the buildings and the properties will continue to be run as rooftop clubs. The family purchased two properties on Sheffield Avenue and one on Waveland Ave. According […]

Wrigleyville Rooftop Owners Facing Foreclosure Suit

Three Wrigleyville rooftop owners are facing a foreclosure suit. According to reports from the Sun-Times and Crain’s Chicago Business, a complaint was filed by Fifth-Third Bank in federal court last Friday against Thomas Gramatis, Max Waisvisz and Daniel Finkel, who are partners of the properties located at 3617, 3619 and 3637 N. Sheffield Ave. Fifth-Third […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Unanimously Approved Revised Wrigley Plan

The Cubs received unanimous approval from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks on the team’s revised plan to restore, expand and renovate Wrigley Field. The Landmarks Commission approved seven outfield signs, five more than the two that were approved a year ago. The Cubs received approval for a large video board in left field and a […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Meet Mayor’s Request to Change Wrigley Plans

The Cubs are scheduled to present the team’s revised plans to expand Wrigley Field at the Landmarks Commission Thursday and according to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs have agreed to make further changes to the revised plan that was made at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Tribune reported the latest proposal […]