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Should Logan Square’s Hollander Building Be Transformed Into Boutique Offices With Restaurants And Retail? Weigh In At Meeting

A community meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Ald. Daniel La Spata's 1st Ward office, 1958 N. Milwaukee Ave.

GW Properties owns the 107-year-old Hollander building and the neighboring site.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Neighbors will soon have a chance to weigh in on a plan to bring boutique offices, restaurants and retail to the Hollander building site in the heart of Logan Square.

A community meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Ald. Daniel La Spata’s 1st Ward office, 1958 N. Milwaukee Ave.

GW Properties is behind the proposal. The developer is looking to restore the Hollander building at 2418 N. Milwaukee Ave. and construct another building in place of the neighboring single-story annex, most recently home to cowboy apparel shop Dos De Oro.

The buildings will house boutique offices, restaurants and retail.

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A previous rendering of the project.

Mitch Goltz of GW Properties told Block Club in August he already has an anchor tenant lined up. He wouldn’t divulge too many details, but described the tenant as a “lifestyle” company that will bring coworking, a cafe and fitness and recreational brands to the first four floors of the building.

The proposal has changed since it surfaced in August, but only slightly. Goltz and his team made changes to the facade after receiving feedback from the neighborhood group Logan Square Preservation.

No major changes were made, however, according to Nicholas Zettel, policy director for La Spata.

Credit: Logan Square Preservation
The Hollander building at 2418 N. Milwaukee Ave. circa 1916.

Built in 1912, the Hollander building could be the oldest structure on the block.

Albert Hollander founded the storage and moving company in Chicago in 1888 when horse-drawn wagons were the only mode of transportation. Over the years, generations of Hollanders have taken the helm. It wasn’t until 2017 that the family decided to sell the building, which was used to store archives and records.

The Hollander redevelopment plan is the latest change on a booming stretch of Milwaukee Avenue, which is being transformed by trendy bars and restaurants.

Those who can’t attend the upcoming community meeting can share feedback by emailing Zettel at

More renderings below:


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