Chicago Skateboarders May Go Underground — Or At Least Below Grade
Jul02

Chicago Skateboarders May Go Underground — Or At Least Below Grade

For the last few years we’ve been listening to the Grant Park Conservancy (friends of the blog) ever-so-politely lament that something needs to be done with the southern extremity of the park. =From its web site: The south entrance to Grant Park and the Museum Campus is as important as the north entrance, which is enhanced by the restored classical peristyle in Millennium Park. The South entrance should be as dramatic as the...

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The South Loop’s British (School) Invasion
Jan07

The South Loop’s British (School) Invasion

For a long time, the people of the South Loop have waited for the Roosevelt Collection (150 West Roosevelt Road) to come into its own.  Years went by and its retail space remained largely empty, with only the movie theater to draw people to its windswept cul-de-sac. Then after an ownership change, and a renovation to make it more festive and pedestrian-friendly, it was announced that a raft of new stores and restaurants inked deals to...

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