2019 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced
May10

2019 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced

The Carling Hotel (Courtesy of LISC Chicago) There are thousands of people who work every day to make Chicago what it is today, and to shape its future.  Some of these individuals were honored last night at the annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. Ten organizations were honored by LISC Chicago “for their achievements in community development and architectural design.” Here are the winners: Boxville (Courtesy of...

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Holy Foods: World’s Best Supermarket Breaks Ground in Downtown Chicago
Apr29

Holy Foods: World’s Best Supermarket Breaks Ground in Downtown Chicago

Why are we so excited about a groundbreaking for a new supermarket in downtown Chicago? It’s not like it’s a pre-Kroger Mariano’s. It’s just Whole Foods: the hallmark of pre-recession soccer mom conspicuous consumption that jumped the shark long before it was munched up by Amazon.com in a cloud of Escalade yoga pants and free range kale chip sippy cups. April 2019 rendering of One Chicago (Courtesy of Goettsch...

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Whole Foods Hyde Park’s Opening Weekend
Jun27

Whole Foods Hyde Park’s Opening Weekend

The long-awaited Whole Foods Market opened at the City Hyde Park building at 5118 South Lake Park Avenue in Hyde Park late last week, and word on the street is that the place was jumping through the weekend.  City Hyde Park, you’ll recall, is Jeanne Gang’s new mixed-use opus that has been wildly received by the neighborhood. Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, there was a “bread-cutting” with a...

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Whole Foods Building Whole Other Store
Mar10

Whole Foods Building Whole Other Store

Construction is well underway on the new Whole Foods Market at 3201 North Ashland Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood. Novak Construction, your developer and general contractor, broke ground on the former LaSalle Bank site back in November. The Gensler-designed project will include the 70,000-square-foot store, and parking on the lower level and first floor. No word yet as to whether or not the new store will incorporate the vaults...

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Whole Foods Teases the West Loop

The following is true: “Whole Foods has opened in the West Loop.”  But that’s not the Whole story. Instead of building a full store, the granola grocer has opened a single refrigerated case with a cash register in the lobby of 550 West Washington. Don’t get too excited.  There are no Peanut Butter Bumpers, or bulk bulgar.  It’s just sammitches and lunch-time edibles. While new choices are always welcome,...

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