Blue Plate Catering Serving Up New West Town Digs
Apr20

Blue Plate Catering Serving Up New West Town Digs

It’s been two years since we’ve submitted concrete evidence (not literally, of course) of a new development coming to the West Loop neighborhood at 1061 West Van Buren Street. That’s the current home of Blue Plate Catering, a nationally recognized caterer in Chicago since 1983. Blue Plate’s success had led them to seek out larger facilities, and they’ve deciding a combination of renovating old space and...

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Fulton West to Transform West Fulton Site
Apr06

Fulton West to Transform West Fulton Site

When is new construction not new construction? When someone sees fit to take an existing structure, and transform it into something new. Such is the case with Fulton West. Developer Sterling Bay is taking over an existing parking structure at 1330 West Fulton Street in West Town and turning it into a nine-story, 290,000-square-foot office building. Designed by Grant Uhlir, a principal and co[managing director at Gensler’s...

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Brooklyn Bowl Rolls A Strike With the (Ordinarily Cranky) West Loop Crowd
Oct15

Brooklyn Bowl Rolls A Strike With the (Ordinarily Cranky) West Loop Crowd

A West Loop community meeting devoid of naysayers is about as rare as an 8 p.m. Saturday reservation at Girl & The Goat. But that was the case Tuesday evening when Convexity Properties asked West Loopers for their blessing on a rezoning proposal. The property in question is a musty old three-story building at 832-856 West Fulton Market. Convexity is pursing a zoning change to allow 18,000 square feet of retail at ground level...

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Goose Island Gets All Hoppy on the Near West Side
Oct31

Goose Island Gets All Hoppy on the Near West Side

The twin tanks bearing the images of happy geese are your first hint that something is brewing inside 1800 West Fulton Street. The aroma of hops confirms it. This is the home of Goose Island Beer Company (1800 West Fulton Street). The West Town brewery has called the building home since 1995. Little has changed inside over the years—the staff still churns out premium craft beer and ships it far and wide. Even after being gobbled by a...

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Meatpacking District Warehouse Tower Quickly Becoming a Chic Loft Office Building
Jun17

Meatpacking District Warehouse Tower Quickly Becoming a Chic Loft Office Building

Fulton Market in the West Loop is a street of contrasts. Food processing plants sit alongside art galleries and exclusive, trendy restaurants. The Chicago meatpacking hub will soon have an attractive new component between Carpenter and Morgan Streets: the 1K Fulton project, developed by Sterling Bay Properties. 1K Fulton (1000 West Fulton Street) is a commercial/retail mixed use project that’s using the old Fulton Market Cold Storage...

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