July 25, 2013
A Disco Opens in Uptown, 1966
For a very brief time in the late sixties, there was a disco on Lawrence Avenue. The Cheetah Club, modeled after the very popular Cheetah Club in New York, opened in what had been known to generations as the Aragon Ballroom. The club in Chicago didn't do as well as the east coast venue, and the ballroom soon became the Aragon again. The image below shows the opening, covered in the November 1, 1966 issue of Jet Magazine. A copy of the magazine is currently available on eBay: Cheetah Club.