Sinclair Groundbreaking Marks Turnaround for Clark/Division Area
Dec14

Sinclair Groundbreaking Marks Turnaround for Clark/Division Area

With a new CTA station under their feet, and the promise of a new skyscraper soon to rise above their heads, the developers, architects and financiers of The Sinclair (1200 North Clark Street) have officially broken ground on the residential tower and supermarket project. As we’ve reported since October, ground has actually been broken, spindled, and mutilated at this location for a couple of months now.  But this past Wednesday...

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Jewel Roughed as Market Moves for Sinclair
Nov03

Jewel Roughed as Market Moves for Sinclair

It was just a few days ago we told you that demolition crews were poised to take a bite out of the former Jewel-Osco supermarket at 1200 North Clark Street.  Well, they’re certainly not wasting any time. Gold Coast Spy Joel hit the ol’ tip line with the photo above showing how quickly it’s possible to turn a grocery store into a cleanup on aisle infinity.  Those wide column-free spans aren’t just good for...

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Clean-Up On All Aisles
Sep16

Clean-Up On All Aisles

Would you like to haul your rubble away in paper or plastic? Eager Gold Coasters have been waiting to ask that question for months, and now may finally be the time. On Tuesday the 8th, the City of Chicago issued a demolition permit for 1210 North Clark Street that reads, simply, “WRECK AND REMOVE A 1 STORY BRICK BUILDING.” Of course, that would be the site of the shuttered-since-June Jewel-Osco store at Clark and Division....

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E2 Gets Award for Design in Evanston
Jul23

E2 Gets Award for Design in Evanston

My, how time flies.  It seems like just yesterday we were wolfing down free food truck grub at the groundbreaking for E2, the new apartment complex in Evanston, and now it’s all grown up and winning awards. E2, you may remember is the two-tower 356-unit apartment building that FitzGerald Associates put together for Fifield.  You can read the full press release below.   E2 Luxury Apartment Tower Wins 2015 Design Evanston...

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New Name, New Look: Say Hello to The Sinclair
May07

New Name, New Look: Say Hello to The Sinclair

A couple of days ago we reported that the Jewel-Osco at 1200 North Clark Street is closing on June 4th to make way for a new skyscraper.  The residential tower has been long anticipated by people in the neighborhood who came to know it as the “Jewel Tower” or the “Tower of Jewel.”  So we received a bit of feedback from people surprised to hear us refer to the 35-story building as The Sinclair. Well, we’ve...

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Use Those Coupons Now: Tower of Jewel Soon to Rise Under a New Name [updated]
May04

Use Those Coupons Now: Tower of Jewel Soon to Rise Under a New Name [updated]

The Gold Coast’s newest skyscraper is about to take shape at the corner of Clark and Division.  The Jewel-Osco store at 1210 North Clark Street will close June 4, so it can be demolished and replaced with a new skyscraper and a much better store. It’s the second very welcome rehabilitation of this grotty corner of Chicago.  The CTA is wrapping up its refurbishment of its Red Line subway station at this intersection. It was...

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Dishing the Deets on Fifield’s New Cabrini Green Tower
Feb16

Dishing the Deets on Fifield’s New Cabrini Green Tower

The transformation of the greater Cabrini Green area from a stigmatized ghetto into a revitalized mixed-income neighborhood continues.  Just days after the Chicago Housing Authority released its preliminary intentions for the next phase of its part of the project, Crain’s Chicago Business had the news that Fifield plans to build a new residential tower on the south side of the West Chestnut Street dead end, near the abandoned...

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