07/26/2012 12:49 pm ET

Congress Theater Partners Up... And Looks To Expand

As he continues trying to convince the city that the Congress Theater is not a poorly run blight causing myriad problems in Logan Square, its colorful owner has partnered with an Internet entrepreneur to develop the ground-floor block of the venue… and apparently is bidding to expand by buying the Portage Theater on the Northwest Side.

The social media director for Doejo, which describes itself as “a full service digital agency and startup accelerator headquartered in Chicago” and founded by “serial entrepreneur” Phil Tadros, announced earlier this week that the advertising and marketing firm “has partnered with Congress owner Eddie Carranza to oversee the cosmetic and business phase as well as strategy and online development” for the dozen or so storefront spaces on the ground floor of the theater on Milwaukee Avenue near Western.

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