CHICAGO
09/19/2011 01:17 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2011

Grant Park Still A Mess Six Weeks After Lollapalooza

Six weeks after the end of the seventh annual Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago's prestigious "front yard" still has not been restored to its condition before the giant music festival, but concert promoters are getting a pass on the penalties they'd be forced to pay for the delay in restoring most other venues.

The Chicago Park District estimates that it will take Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents another month to finish repairs, the most extensive since the concert was reinvented as a destination festival based on Chicago's lakefront. That means that large stretches of Grant Park will have been unusable or subpar for many Chicagoans from mid-summer, given closures for festival setup, through the frost.

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