According to a report in Chicago Real Estate Daily, Steppenwolf Theatre has purchased its next-door neighbor, an 18,000-square-foot Ethan Allen furniture store at 1700 N. Halsted. Steppenwolf executive director David Hawkanson declined to comment on the story, which pegs the purchase price at $6.4 million. According to a Steppenwolf spokesperson, “things are still being finalized.”

And since CRED reporter Dave Matthews took the opportunity to mention the David Margulies play, “Time Stands Still,” running at Steppenwolf through May 13 and the subject of numerous critical raves, here’s a question: Am I the only audience member who found the characters, the story, and the pacing insufferable? Well, no—here’s Kerry Reid’s Reader review.