Construction Update
Loop Coffee Barn

The Pickwick Stable under construction

The Pickwick Stable under construction


It’s hard to see behind the tarps and barricades and scaffolding, but progress is being made on one of the more unusual conversions to come down the pike in recent years — the conversion of an old 1800’s barn in the center of The Loop into a coffee house.

The work on the Pickwick Stable (22 East Jackson Boulevard) is being done for Chicago’s Asado Coffee Company plans to open a cafe/coffee shop in the building by the end of 2014.  It’s part of a $60 million project by Campus Acquisitions to convert the  Steger Building (20 East Jackson Boulevard) and the Gibbons Building into 450 units of student housing.

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