Status Update: Three Arts Hardware
Jun02

Status Update: Three Arts Hardware

The transformation of the Three Arts Club Building (1300 North Dearborn Street) into a Restoration Hardware continues. Gold Coast Spy Eric sent in this picture showing progress on the 102-year-old building that is both a city and national historic landmark. We’ve received inquiries about this project from neighbors, and from people as far away as New York, who are all scratching their head about why Restoration Hardware would...

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Status Update: Three Arts Club Building
Dec11

Status Update: Three Arts Club Building

  Work continues on the charming and historic Three Arts Club Building (1300 North Dearborn Parkway) in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. What’s that you say? How can there be work on the Three Arts Building? That surprised us, too, when an anonymous Gold Coast Spy sent in photos of the construction and said it’s been going on for months. When we last wrote about the Three Arts Club Building back in September,...

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City Hammers Restoration Hardware Over Three Arts Building
Sep05

City Hammers Restoration Hardware Over Three Arts Building

The plan to open a Restoration Hardware inside the historic Three Arts Club (1300 North Dearborn Parkway) in Chicago’s Gold Coast isn’t going anywhere for now. The Chicago Landmarks commission failed to approve the retailer’s plan to renovate the long-vacant building into a home goods store.  The proposal has been sent back to the landmarks committee for further discussion. The sticking point is that Restoration...

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Week Links: March 17-23, 2013
Mar24

Week Links: March 17-23, 2013

What’s weak this week… It turns out that apartments are good for the economy.  A study from the National Multi Housing Council shows that apartment buildings in the Chicago area generated six billion dollars for the local economy and employed 53,000 people.  There’s a companion web site at www.weareapartments.org.  “Apartment buildings are good” won’t come as a surprise to people in Chicago.  But...

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