Evocative Chicago Places
Dec13

Evocative Chicago Places

Back in July I wrote a piece titled Chicago’s Best Worst Block.  It was about the little stretch of urban decay known as the 400 block of South Clark Street. People liked it.  A lot.  Enough that as of this writing it’s the third-most-popular article on this blog in the last two years.  It also got me invited onto The Afternoon Shift on Chicago Public Radio to talk about the city’s evocative urban spaces.  Places in...

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Quickie: Chicago Lodge Could be Razed

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the Chicago Lodge has been bought.  The motel on Foster Avenue near the lakefront is considered an eyesore by some.  The buyer is none other than the Dominick’s grocery store next door. So, does this mean redevelopment?  Perhaps more retail opportunities?  Crain’s thinks the motel is going to be replaced by a new upscale Dominick’s.  Considering the way the economy is these...

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