Work continues at The Thompson Chicago, the city’s soon-to-be newest hotel. It’s actually the former Sutton Place Hotel (21 East Bellevue Place), perched on... Read More
The rebuilding of Connors Park in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood continues apace. The old, mostly concrete park has been jackhammered away, and in its place... Read More
It’s been a few months since we last checked in on the new flagship Starbucks going up in the Gold Coast, and guess what — it’s open!
The store at... Read More
The new flagship Starbucks store at 1003 North Rush Street in the Gold Coast is taking shape.
You can see the two balconies that will hang over the public sidewalk.... Read More
The retail growth spurt in downtown Chicago’s Oak/Walton/Rush Street corridor continues. This time it’s 1007 North Rush that will face the proverbial... Read More
Something unexpected showed up in our inbox this morning. It’s a rendering of the new Brunello Cucinelli store that’s going into the former Jake space at... Read More
Demolition is underway at 1003 North Rush Street, the future home of Chicago’s Flagship Starbucks store.
We were the first people to tell you that the store is... Read More
In the last couple of months, we’ve received two inquiries from people asking what’s going on with Connors Park. If you’re not familiar with the... Read More
Our recent series of articles on the flagship Starbucks to be built at 1003 North Rush Street have been very popular (previous coverage here, here, and here). According... Read More
“We really want to send a new message. Especially in this neighborhood, and this city; and this is the place to do it.” -Dean Klein, Starbucks
I’m not... Read More
Progress is swift at the new location of Chicago fashion house Ikram. Ikram Goldman’s new location for her eponymous boutique at 15 East Huron Street is coming... Read More
When the design for Starbucks’ new Gold Coast store was made public, it struck a familiar chord with us. (See our previous coverage here) What it reminded us of... Read More
As the retail chess match on Oak Street starts to settle down a little, more pressure is being put on Rush Street to pick up the slack.
The bad economy forced a lot of... Read More
The proposed hotel tower to be built at the site of the Cedar Hotel in the Gold Coast is dead.
We’ve been following the attempted renaissance of the Cedar... Read More
We’ve been following the lot at the corner of Rush and Walton streets for a while here, here, here and here) as it was transformed from a condemned... Read More