CHICAGO — Pot-friendly street party Waldos Forever Fest has been canceled after a large fire broke out near where the event was supposed to be held Saturday.
According to the Fire Department, the fire broke out in the 5000 block North Clark Street at 6 a.m. on Saturday. One person was taken to the hospital. The fire broke out in what appeared like a pop-up COVID-19 test site. According to tweets, it threatened to spread and cause more damage. However, firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to other buildings.
The “main body of fire”It was extinguished at 9:15 a.m. A spokesman for the Fire Department said that the cause of the fire was still being investigated. Additional details were not immediately made available.
Waldos Forever Fest was to be returning to the 5000 block North Clark Street after two year of quiet following the pandemic. However, the fire destroyed the fest. This was to be the first Waldos fest after pot legalization in Illinois.
Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoFirefighters battle a fire at Andersonville’s 5000 N. Clark St. on April 23, 2022 in the early hours of the morning.
Dispensary 33, which organizes the festival, announced the event’s cancellation online and in emails. Its Andersonville store is also closed, but its West Loop location is still open.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Waldos Forever Fest 2022 is canceled and Dispensary 33’s Andersonville location is closed today due to a large fire that broke out across the street from the dispensary late last night/early this morning,”According to Dispensary33 email. “Thank you to the Chicago Fire Department for their fast and brave work to keep people safe this morning.”
The festival was supposed to feature Junglepussy and Sudan Archives as music headliners, with performances from Bambi Banks-Couleé, Mom Jeans and Lucy Stoole. There were going be “cannabis-forward”Local food options and vendors
Dispensary 33 announced that Saturday’s makeup show would feature some performers from the canceled street fair.
Sudan Archives and Jessy Lanza perform at the Empty Bottle at 1035 N. Western Ave. Doors open at 4 pm, and the show will continue until 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Find out more Here.
Waldos Forever Fest was canceled. Our Andersonville location will remain closed due to a nearby fire. We’re just glad everyone is safe – sending love to Andersonville💜
— DISPENSARY 33 (@Dispensary33) April 23, 2022Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoChicago Fire Department fights an early morning 3-11 fire at Andersonville’s 5500 N. Clark St., Chicago, on April 23, 2022.Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoChicago Fire Department fights an early morning 3-11 fire at Andersonville’s 5500 N. Clark St., Chicago, on April 23, 2022.Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoChicago Fire Department fights an early morning 3-11 fire at Andersonville’s 5500 N. Clark St., Chicago, on April 23, 2022.Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoThe terracotta ornamentation is being charred by the Chicago Fire Department as it battles a fire at 5000 N. Clark St., Andersonville, in the early hours of April 23, 2022.