Wrigley Field Hotel Getting Ready to Play Ball
Dec20

Wrigley Field Hotel Getting Ready to Play Ball

With the first day of winter knocking on our door, it seems strange to think about the first day of baseball.  But that’s what they’re preparing for next to Wrigley Field. Wrigleyville Spy Greg sent in these photographs showing that the new Hotel Zachary is really coming along.  The new hotel building is six-stories tall, and will eventually have 179 guest rooms over ground floor retail. The Ricketts Family named the hotel...

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Wrigley Field’s Hotel Zachary Gets Superstructure Permits
Nov21

Wrigley Field’s Hotel Zachary Gets Superstructure Permits

Now that the Ricketts family has successfully transformed the Cubs baseball team from perpetual losers to hometown heroes, work continues on transforming the neighborhood around their historic ballpark. The city has issued the next round of permits needed to begin serious construction on the Hotel Zachary. (Not that foundations aren’t serious work.) SUPERSTRUCTURE PERMIT FOR A PROPOSED SIX STORY 179 GUEST ROOM HOTEL (WITH GROUND...

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Ricketts’ New Hotel Honors Wrigley Field Architect
Sep14

Ricketts’ New Hotel Honors Wrigley Field Architect

We now know the name of the new hotel the Ricketts family has been developing next to Wrigley Field.  And it gets two thumbs up from architecture enthusiasts who don’t want to use the cliché “home run.” The new hotel is going to be called Hotel Zachary, in honor of Aurora-born architect Zachary Davis who designed both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.  He was known as the Frank Lloyd Wright of Baseball for his...

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