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Cat roamed Chicago bar for 17 years

By jim Published: August 27, 2009

Tuesday was last call for Radley, the black cat that had roamed the Empty Bottle on Western Avenue for 16 years.

Radley was one of two cats dropped off 17 years ago by persons unknown at the Empty Bottle's original location a couple of blocks south, at Western and Walton. (The club moved to its current home at 1035 N. Western a year later.)

He was free to come and go as he pleased, and if the music or crowd didn't suit him, he'd shoot out the door for a romp in surrounding streets and alleys.

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