Loop Skyscraper Opens, Brings Coffee

If you didn’t already love Parkline Chicago for deleting a crappy parking garage from a vibrant corner of downtown, here’s another reason to love it: It’s getting a Starbucks.

Parkine Chicago.  (Photograph by Sean Henderson. Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak.)
Parkine Chicago. (Photograph by Sean Henderson. Courtesy of Moceri + Roszak.)

The condos atop the building at 60 East Randolph Street were delivered less than a month ago, and now the building’s owners have announced that the ubiquitous, but at least consistent, pusher of all things caffeinated will slurp up 2,000 square feet of the ground floor retail space.  That leaves… math math math math… 4,400 square feet to go.

If you haven’t been down this block in the last 15 months (*cough*), Parkline is a 26-story residential building designed by Thomas Roszak Architecture for Moerci + Roszak.  It’s a 190-apartment double-foam quad-shot with 24 condominiums sprinkled on top.  Rents start at $1,910 for a “not too bad for the location” studio, and run up to a $3,750 for a “that dog better start making YouTube money soon” three-bedroom pad.

Note to the Intelligentsia across the street: You might want to expand your hours of operation before Starbucks opens.  Closing at 3pm was already disrespectful of the neighborhood, and if I start going to Starbucks instead because you only cater to commuters, I’m probably not going back.

Location: 60 East Randolph Street, The Loop

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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