West Loop Upgrading From Walmart To Porsche
May17

West Loop Upgrading From Walmart To Porsche

Not too many years ago, there used to be a Walmart Neighborhood Market in the West Loop.  It was on the corner of Jefferson and Monroe, attached to Presidential Towers. The Walmart Neighborhood Market at Presidential Towers in 2011 When we lived at the Towers, we used the mini grocery store for its convenience.  And with its secret residents-only entrance, we were able to get the full Walmart experience by buy cat food and milk...

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Site of One of Chicago’s First Walmarts to Become an Office Building
Jan06

Site of One of Chicago’s First Walmarts to Become an Office Building

Remember when there was that cool art supply store right off the CTA Brown Line at Chicago Avenue and then Walmart moved in and the black beret crowd in the neighborhood snapped their Blick Masterstrokes in half when they heard the news?  The building that brings back those gentrification flashbacks will soon be a memory. October 2019 rendering of 777 North Franklin A plan has been submitted to the city for a nine-story office...

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Unwrapping the West Loop Wal-Mart

Our West Loop spy e-mailed last night with photos of the new Wal-Mart going in at Presidential Towers (555 West Madison Street). The paper that’s obscured the views of the curious for the last few months has been taken down, and it’s possible to see inside.  While there is still some physical construction to be done, including installation of a revolving door (note the plywood in the photograph above), the aisles are...

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There’s Now a Wal-Mart Center in the West Loop

If you’ve been wondering about the status of the new Wal-Mart Express in Chicago’s West Loop, it looks like things are progressing. We’d originally heard that it would open in August, and with the month half way over, we’re starting to have our doubts. Peeks inside the construction zone show there’s a lot of work still to do.  But there are also hopeful signs.  Literally. Paper signs have been placed on...

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