“Founded in 1869, The Standard Club was long a who’s who of Chicago Jewish business leaders”

The Standard Club, long the social nexus for Chicago’s Jewish leaders, is closing May 1 amid financial struggles
by Robert Channick
March 5, 2020

For more than 150 years, The Standard Club has been the social nexus for Chicago’s Jewish elite, hosting everything from business lunches to weddings at the members-only downtown institution. But times have changed. Facing dwindling membership and usage, the financially challenged club announced this week it is selling its storied building and closing May 1. “Unfortunately, the club has recently faced challenging business circumstances similar to those that have faced many urban private clubs in terms of membership, usage and revenue,” The Standard Club said in a statement Wednesday. “The board has come to the very difficult decision that club operations are no longer sustainable.” READ MORE

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