Late on Wednesday, two days after Chris Jones reported on his Tribune theater blog that their building had been sold, staff members at Theatre Building Chicago were still apparently in the dark about the future of TBC’s home and their jobs. Executive director Sean Cercone, who’s been at TBC only since January 1, said word that the building at 1225 W. Belmont had been sold was only “a rumor at this time.” Apparently they hadn’t heard from TBC board member Craig S. Wilson, who confirmed the sale on Jones’s blog this afternoon.

Jones’s March 15 report, which implied that Lukaba Productions, which has produced the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival at TBC for years, was the likely purchaser, was followed this afternoon by a report that while Lukaba would take over management of the building, the purchaser was an unidentified “separate investment group.”