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Merc trader buys closed Esquire Theater

The Esquire Theater on the day before it closed in September 2006. (Tribune file)

A Chicago trader has acquired the Esquire Theater on Oak Street, reviving hope that the long vacant property will be redeveloped into a luxury shopping complex, the Chicago Tribune has learned.

Don Wilson Jr., owner of Chicago-based DRW Holdings LLC, has quietly been buying the retail properties of financially strapped M Development LLC, the real estate firm of Chicago developer Mark Hunt, according to records filed with Cook County and Illinois. Get the full story »