South Loop’s Newest Apartment Tower Gets Retailed

If it feels like things are really moving in the South Loop these days, they are.  So far, 95 people have moved in to the Aspire apartment building at 2111 South Wabash Avenue.  And the first business is getting ready to move in to the building, as well — GeeFit Boot Camp.

November 2020 photo of Aspire Residences, 2111 South Wabash (Courtesy of Draper and Kramer)
November 2020 photo of Aspire Residences, 2111 South Wabash (Courtesy of Draper and Kramer)

If you’ve ever seen us slouched in one of the auditorium seats at the back of a Chicago City Council meeting, then you know we’re not into boot camps, or fitness.  So we’ll just note that GeeFit is run by Chicago trainer Garfield Green.  That probably means something to people who are less consistently sweaty than we are, since it was noted in the Aspire press release.

GeeFit Boot Camp is expected to start kitting out its half of Aspire’s retail space later this year, and hopes to open in the Spring.

We’re more interested in the actual building, which was designed by SCB, and stands 24 stories tall.  It is across the street from White Castle.  Not the historic 1930’s landmarked White Castle building, but its 2017 replacement.  But still… sliders!

Aspire has 275 apartments, 198 of them still available as of this past Friday.  Draper and Kramer is handling the leasing. Standout features include a “sports simulator,” and artist-in-residence Canary Garcia. Recently important features include telecommuting space, and a private dog run on the fourth floor.  Features that are currently 85% less important than a year ago include being a block away from the a CTA Green Line station, and two blocks from a CTA Red Line station.

Location: 2111 South Wabash Avenue, South Loop

Author: Editor

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