Chicago to Get One of Six Starbucks Flagship Stores
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Chicago to Get One of Six Starbucks Flagship Stores

“We really want to send a new message. Especially in this neighborhood, and this city; and this is the place to do it.” -Dean Klein, Starbucks I’m not one who supports the baseless speculation that goes on in blogs.  It’s a big part of what separates blogging from real journalism.  But every once in a while I’ll go off the deep end, as I did a couple of weeks ago when we did our story about 1003 North...

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Loop to Get a New Skyscraper… Eventually

It may sound like a long time, but as anyone over 35 will tell you — six years can zip by before your eyes.  Heck, this silly blog has been publishing for eight years, and it feels like yesterday that I was teaching myself PHP to make it happen. Still, 2017 is the estimated date for groundbreaking on the new skyscraper people are buzzing about on State Street.  It’s always noteworthy when Chicago gets a new skyscraper....

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Three New Hotels Planned for River North

The City of Chicago is considering a plan to open three new hotels in River North. The project, known collectively as the “Clark and Grand Hotels” has been designed by HOK Architects, and would be located on the western third of the block bounded by Clark Street, Grand Avenue, Dearborn Street, and Illinois Street. Image from a presentation by HOK Architects One would be a 181-room Fairfield Inn and Suites at 56 West...

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