Carmichael Books, a Chicago bookstore, will reopen next year after it closed last year amid a legal dispute with its owner.
The bookstore in the Loop closed at the end of December after losing its liquor license amid a dispute with owner Scott Giannetti.
Giannini filed a lawsuit in February, alleging that Carmichas books had been defaced by someone he said he did not know.
Carmichaumans attorney said he will continue to fight to reopen Carmichaus, the chain of more than 1,600 Carmichamas that opened in Chicago in 2011.
Carmi books is still listed on the city’s liquor license database.
“We are committed to the community of Carmi,” Carmi Books spokeswoman Nicole M. Williams said in a statement.
“Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable environment for our patrons to shop and relax.
Carmi’s last location in the city was at the corner of North Cicero and Wabash in the Midway District. “
As we continue to work to reopen, we thank everyone for their support.”
Carmi’s last location in the city was at the corner of North Cicero and Wabash in the Midway District.
The shop’s owners and staff say they were trying to reopen because of a lack of space.
Carmikels last location, at 1575 N. Michigan Ave., opened in 2007.
The company has since expanded into other neighborhoods.
Carmie’s last store opened in 2014, at 2201 N. Pulaski Ave.
In a statement, Carmi said that it has taken all legal steps to ensure the safety and security of our customers and staff.
Carmiemans founder Scott Gittes and Carmi stores general manager and executive director Michael P. Ochs said the chain has reopened “with all of the same people who were behind the first Carmi in Chicago.”
Carmikeles last location at the Chicago Riverwalk in 2010.
The chain is owned by Gitts family, which also owns the St. Louis Rams.