Status Update: Three Arts Club Building
Dec11

Status Update: Three Arts Club Building

  Work continues on the charming and historic Three Arts Club Building (1300 North Dearborn Parkway) in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. What’s that you say? How can there be work on the Three Arts Building? That surprised us, too, when an anonymous Gold Coast Spy sent in photos of the construction and said it’s been going on for months. When we last wrote about the Three Arts Club Building back in September,...

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City Hammers Restoration Hardware Over Three Arts Building
Sep05

City Hammers Restoration Hardware Over Three Arts Building

The plan to open a Restoration Hardware inside the historic Three Arts Club (1300 North Dearborn Parkway) in Chicago’s Gold Coast isn’t going anywhere for now. The Chicago Landmarks commission failed to approve the retailer’s plan to renovate the long-vacant building into a home goods store.  The proposal has been sent back to the landmarks committee for further discussion. The sticking point is that Restoration...

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After Four Years of Negotiations, Another Wrigley Renovation May Be At Hand
Apr15

After Four Years of Negotiations, Another Wrigley Renovation May Be At Hand

We don’t cover Wrigley Field (1080 West Addison Street) renovations often enough on this blog. The main reason is that anything involving the ballpark is so tangled in politics, infighting, and special interests. 90% of it is taking heads, and 10% is actual development news. Plus, Wrigley renovations are one of the few urban development issues that the local television stations actually cover well. Still, today’s news from...

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Slice of Life: The Cancer Survivors Garden
May12

Slice of Life: The Cancer Survivors Garden

The first big bloom of the season at the Cancer Survivors Memorial (399 East Randolph Street).

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Quickie: West Loop Office Building May Get Landmark Status

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the office building at 300 West Adams Street might get landmark status. The 1927 building doesn’t look like anything special to us, but maybe some of you out there can explain why it should be landmarked, other than lowering the tax burden to its...

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