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    Save The Warehouse! petition launched to protect birthplace of house music

    A petition has been launched to prevent the demolition of a building which formerly housed the beloved Chicago nightclub The Warehouse.

    The venue, which closed many years ago, had the honour of hosting Frankie Knuckles as a resident DJ in its early days with his sets making it a beloved spot for Chicago’s Black LGBTQ+ community. He would play soul, R&B, disco, gospel and electronic sounds in his set, with the combination of those sounds eventually going on to encompass early house music.

    When Knuckles left his role as resident in 1982 to open his own club, Power Plant, Warehouse rebranded as Muzic Box and brought in another iconic house DJ to play regularly, Ron Hardy.

    The building in which the club was based is split across…

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