Week Links: June 15, 2012
Jun15

Week Links: June 15, 2012

Bloomberg News is quoting Alderman Fioretti as saying that an Apple Store could be the first retail tenant in the South Loop’s Roosevelt Collection (1127 South Delano Court East).  Apple Stores are trophies to developers and politicians because they tend to bring a flood of other retail to the area.  A while ago I wrote about how I love going to the Roosevelt Collection to see movies because I almost always have the entire...

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Week Links: April 27, 2012
Apr27

Week Links: April 27, 2012

It’s been a pretty quiet week.  Anyone else ready for Summer?  Here’s a few notes: We hear the new Burberry Flagship Store (633 North Michigan Avenue) will open November 11, 2012. There’s a plan to turn the old factory/warehouse at 113 North Green Street in the West Loop into a boutique hotel called SoHo Hotel Chicago.  Crain’s mentioned this back in January, but it looks like the project is finally moving...

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Status Update: Making Burberry Fire Re-tartan-t
Apr20

Status Update: Making Burberry Fire Re-tartan-t

Behind sheets of billowing plastic, construction crews coat the steel beams of the new Burberry Store going up on the Magnificent Mile (633 North Michigan Avenue.) Previous coverage: Burberry Flagship Status Update Lighting Up Burberry’s Black Box Check-ing in on Burberry A Shadow of Burberry’s Future Self Status Update: Burberry Michigan Avenue Flagship Store Update: Burberry in Exile Burberry: Countdown to Tear Down Put on Your...

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Burberry Flagship Status Update

  Construction is moving swiftly forward on the new flagship Burberry store at 633 North Michigan Avenue.  The steel frame appears to be complete, and floors are starting to go in.  You can clearly see the large vertical gap in the center of the building where an enormous video screen would go in any other city, but in Chicago will be replaced by display windows.  You can read all about the new Burberry store in our previous...

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Lighting Up Burberry’s Black Box
Feb19

Lighting Up Burberry’s Black Box

We had some pretty big worries about what’s coming to the corner of North Michigan Avenue and East Ontario Street.  Now it appears the Burberry black block rising at number 633 may not be as bad as many people feared. You’ll remember that this store is based on Burberry’s new standard designs for flagship stores.  The only other one in the world built so far is in Beijing, so Chicago gets serial number 002.  Except,...

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Check-ing in on Burberry
Feb08

Check-ing in on Burberry

Our Gold Coast Spy checked in today with a couple of pictures of the new Burberry Flagship Store going up at 633 North Michigan Avenue.  After months of digging around in the basement, the steel of the building has finally risen above street level. Construction is expected to be finished in October. Previous coverage: A Shadow of Burberry’s Future Self Status Update: Burberry Michigan Avenue Flagship Store Update: Burberry in...

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A Shadow of Burberry’s Future Self

  With the demolition of the Magnificent Mile’s Burberry Flagship Store (633 North Michigan Avenue), it’s now possible to see just how big the replacement store will be. The windows on the lower floors of the American Osteopathic Association building (142 East Ontario Street), behind the Burberry plot, have been sealed up in anticipation of the rise of the retail monolith next door. While the replacement Burberry...

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Update: Burberry in Exile
Aug01

Update: Burberry in Exile

Just a quick update on the ongoing replacement of the Burberry Store on Michigan Avenue.  The shop has re-opened in its temporary location at the Shops at North Bridge (520 North Michigan Avenue), as you can see in the picture above.  Construction of a new building is expected to take 14-16 months. Previous coverage: Burberry: Countdown to Tear Down Put on Your Prorsum, Burberry Has a Date With a Wrecking Ball Burberry to Move Across...

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Burberry: Countdown to Tear Down
Jul24

Burberry: Countdown to Tear Down

If the six-foot-tall mug of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley peering out at you from a second-story window at the Shops at North Bridge (520 North Michigan Avenue) wasn’t hint enough, scaffolding (see above) recently went up next door to Chicago’s Burberry Store, heralding its impending doom. The Chicago flagship store at 633 North Michigan Aveue is closed now while employees move the last remaining inventory across the street....

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Burberry to Move Across Michigan Avenue While A Chicago-Safe Flagship is Built
May04

Burberry to Move Across Michigan Avenue While A Chicago-Safe Flagship is Built

Plans are coming together for the biggest change on Michigan Avenue since the Farwell Building was skinned, de-boned, and patched back together as the pedestrian face of the Ritz-Carlton Residences. Burberry plans to temporarily vacate its flagship store at 633 North Michigan Avenue while a new flagship is built in its place.  The London clothier still hasn’t nailed down a date for the move, but we hear the timeframe, already...

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