Remembering Lou

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Lou’s Pub and Package Store is reopening today after its owner and namesake, Louis Zaden died at his home late last week. He was 59. Despite its tiny size, the bar has been an institution in southside’s Lakeview district. The place has been dark the past five days, yet regular customers have been holding court every afternoon and evening on its patio since the news of Lou’s death broke. WBHM’s Steve Chiotakis was one of those regulars who celebrated the life – and the cantankerous personality – of the man so many grew to love.


 

 

 

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