Checking In On 168 North Michigan
Nov13

Checking In On 168 North Michigan

Today we’re checking in on 168 North Michigan, because it looks like it will be a long time before anyone else checks in at the hotel that’s supposed to be going in this space. 168 has been the subject of many big plans, and a metric ton of pigeon droppings, ever since Greece’s Atlantic Bank left the building close to a decade ago. ┬áIt’s currently being converted into a 200+ room “independent lifestyle...

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Brooklyn Bowl Strikes the Fulton River District
Jan12

Brooklyn Bowl Strikes the Fulton River District

Construction crews from W. E. O’Neil are hard at work at 832 West Fulton Market on what will soon be Chicago’s very own Brooklyn Bowl. Not to be confused with Brooklyn Boulders at Morgan and Monroe in West Town (though Brooklyn Bowlders, a gym where you climb walls and knock down pins as you go, would be cool), Brooklyn Bowl will combine a spacious, fancy bowling alley with event and retail space. In the works for what...

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Status Update: Glass More Than Half Full at 360 North Michigan
Sep28

Status Update: Glass More Than Half Full at 360 North Michigan

The transformation of the London Guarantee and Accident Building, at 360 North Michigan Avenue, into the LondonHouse Hotel, continues in earnest along Upper Wacker Drive. “Wait”, you say. “What do you mean, ‘along Wacker’ when you just told us it’s on Michigan Avenue?” Well, that’s a legit query. As part of the LondonHouse remodeling project, what used to be a gap facing the Chicago...

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