Another Retail Tear-Down on Rush Street

1007 North Rush Street

The retail growth spurt in downtown Chicago’s Oak/Walton/Rush Street corridor continues.  This time it’s 1007 North Rush that will face the proverbial wrecking ball.

The owners of the building want to tear it down and start over, turning the property from two clubs and four residences into a single retail outlet.

The businesses displaced will be Jilly’s and The Back Room.  Interestingly, the operators of Jilly’s were very worried about losing business when Starbucks decided to tear down the building next door to build a new flagship coffee shop.   Starbucks was able to assuage those fears, but it appears the writing is on the wall this time for Jilly’s.

Here’s the deets:

  • Architecture firm: Axios Architects and Consultants
  • Floor space: 6,144 square feet
  • Height: 38 feet, four inches
  • Maximum building depth: 122 feet, 11 inches
  • Building width: 27 feet, one inch

Author: Editor

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