Status Update: American Junkie in River North
Sep06

Status Update: American Junkie in River North

It’s been a while since we checked in on the building that’s supposed to go up at 15 West Illinois Street, replacing a surface parking lot.  Back in January of this year it was announced that this would become a branch of the Phoenix-based bar chain American Junkie. As of today, it’s still a lot, just without the parking.  It probably didn’t take much to tear down the parking attendant shack that gave so many...

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Briefly: New Loop Hotel, New Streeterville Tower, New River North Bar
Jan05

Briefly: New Loop Hotel, New Streeterville Tower, New River North Bar

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the historic London Guarantee Building (360 North Michigan Avenue) may become a hotel.  A similar plan was floated in 2004. The same Sun-Times article notes that the hotel planned for 330 North Wabash, formerly known as IBM Plaza, will open next year.  WeArchitects who work in the building have told us in no uncertain terms that the hotel project is dead.  We’ll see who’s right when 2013...

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