Chicago Cubs Versus Rooftops
The relationship between the Chicago Cubs and the rooftop businesses overlooking Wrigley Field is bitter. George Loukas, who owns three rooftop clubs and other businesses in the North Side Wrigleyville neighborhood, threatened to sue the team if it erects billboards in the outfield that block rooftop views into the stadium. He and other rooftop owners have an alternative to outfield signs the Cubs say they want to help pay for a $300 million renovation of the 99-year-old ballpark. They offered to let the Cubs place signs on their buildings and forego all the revenues the signs would generate.