LOGAN SQUARE — The developers behind the massive apartment complex rising on the old Megamall site announced on Thursday that Big Wig Tacos, Jersey Mike’s Subs, K-Fire Korean BBQ and Verizon will join Target as ground-floor tenants when the complex opens in spring 2020.
“These retailers have chosen Logan Square because of its growth, as well as the strong neighborhood vibe that engages current residents and attracts new ones,” Lindsey Senn, executive vice president at Fifield Companies, said in a news release issued Thursday.
All of the tenants will be situated on the ground floor of the complex, dubbed Logan Apartments. A small-format, 27,000-square-foot Target will serve as the retail anchor, the developers said.
Big Wig Tacos is a fast-casual taco and burrito joint. The Logan Apartments location will be the restaurant’s second location, according to the release. The first is in River North.
The Logan Apartments Jersey Mike’s Subs will be the national sandwich chain’s first Logan Square location. The Logan Apartments Verizon store will also be the company’s first Logan Square location.
K-Fire Korean BBQ is the only brand new business of the bunch. In the release, owner Ben Kim said he chose to sign a lease with Logan Apartments because of its prime location but “also because of the connection it is creating with the surrounding community.”
Folks can expect a “quick-serve, chef-driven restaurant focusing on Korean grilled meat dishes and bento-style plates,” according to the release.
Once complete, Logan Apartments will offer a total of 220 apartments, 62,000 square feet of retail space and an adjacent 44-spot parking lot for shoppers. The seven-story development will be split into two buildings connected by a skybridge and anchored by a clock tower. Tenants will have access to an outdoor pool, bocce ball court and a fitness club, among other luxury amenities.
The apartments, a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom units, will be outfitted with “luxury” finishes such gourmet kitchens, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets.
In February, Block Club reported that the developers were looking to rent out studios for at least $1,975 a month and two-bedroom apartments for at least $3,295 a month based on information listed on the project website.
At the time, a spokeswoman for Fifield Companies said those rents had not been finalized and were subject to change.
It’s unclear if changes have been made. A spokeswoman for Fifield Companies didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.
The complex, rising in the 2500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, sits on a site most recently occupied by the Discount Megamall, an indoor flea market that lasted more than 20 years despite being slapped with more than 100 building code violations, a yearlong shutdown, a move by the city to seize it via eminent domain and a 2007 fire that reduced the showroom space to less than a third of its original size.
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