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Macy’s Closing Its Mag Mile Department Store At Water Tower Place

The Downtown department store is one of 125 Macy’s stores the company intends to close over a three-year period. Its loss is the latest setback for the retail strip.

Developer Plans Massive 47-Story Apartment Tower East Of Kennedy Expressway

Despite the pandemic, developers are betting big on Downtown’s rental market.

Historic Victorian Building, Former Home To La Luce, Spared From The Wrecking Ball — For Now

The city revoked a demolition permit for the former Schlitz tied house, delaying its destruction for 90 days.

129-Year-Old Victorian Building, Former Home To La Luce, Scheduled For Demolition

The former Italian restaurant and Midwest Performance Cars buildings are being torn down, likely to make way for a development.

High-End Wellness Club Opens In River North Despite Pandemic: Here’s A Look Inside

The 25,000-square-foot club takes over the former Japonais restaurant space in the Groupon building.

Another West Loop Hotel In The Works For Fulton Market Kitchen Site

Developers plan to demolish the low-rise restaurant building and rehabilitate a landmarked warehouse next door.

West Loop High-Rise Would Bring 383 Units To Randolph Street’s ‘Restaurant Row’

The pandemic has had little effect on proposals to bring hundreds of new apartments to the western edge of Fulton Market.

Sterling Bay Sells McDonald’s HQ In Fulton Market For Record-Shattering $412 Million

The 575,000-square-foot building also houses a McDonald’s restaurant, Walgreens, FedEx, and the temporarily closed Politan Row food hall.

Santiago Calatrava’s Riverfront Sculpture Delayed By Faulty Weld And NASA Rocket

The spiraling installation builds on Chicago’s “extraordinary tradition of urban art and architecture,” says its creator

City Council Approves Revised Plan For Controversial Luxury Old Town Hotel

Developers plan to convert the O'Brien's Bar site into a hotel with an above-ground parking garage and two adjacent single-family homes.

Oprah Winfrey’s Legacy In The West Loop Celebrated In Massive Green Steet Mural

A different developer promised an Oprah tribute in the West Loop four years ago but it never materialized.

West Loop’s Instagram-Friendly Wndr Museum Looks To Expand Despite Coronavirus Closure

Neighbors worry about a lack of parking in the plan, which could eventually include a 300-seat theater.

Wells Street Hotel Developer Revises Plan 4 Years After Approval, Drawing Backlash From Neighbors

Developers revised their plan to turn the O’Brien’s Bar site into a hotel with an above-grade parking garage. Neighbors aren't happy. "We shouldn't have to pay for the developers’ mistakes.”

Developer Planning 5-Story West Loop Building Hopes Smaller Offices Will Be ‘Pretty Attractive’ Post-Pandemic

If approved, the retail and office building planned for 1020 W. Randolph St. is expected to open in 2022.

Rainforest Cafe Closes A Year Sooner Than Planned — And Developer Got To Keep A Gorilla

The family-friendly restaurant could be redeveloped into new retail space or demolished for a high-rise, property owner Sean Conlon said.

As Nearby Offices Extend Work-From-Home Policies, 16-Story Life Science Hub Breaks Ground In Fulton Market

Despite the global pandemic, the team behind Fulton Labs believes there is still a strong demand for laboratory space.

Tulum-Inspired Mexican Eatery The Diver Brings Beach Bungalow Vibes To Former Flamingo Rum Club

The River North building’s iconic flamingo mural is going away, but Chicago artist JC Rivera will be back to paint something new.

Lincoln Park SRO Rehab Will Bring 32 Affordable Housing Units To ‘Chicago’s Most Expensive Neighborhood’

The 114-year-old single room occupancy Covent Hotel will be rehabbed and a seven-story apartment building will be built next door.

Weed Dispensary Planned For Old Bucktown Emissions Testing Site Aims To Put The ‘Park Back In Parking Lot’

Once the center of a traffic nightmare, a developer aims to swap parking at the Webster Avenue facility for new trees.

15-Story West Loop Condo Project Approved By Plan Commission

In the works since 2018, the zoning amendment will bring 58 high-end condos to the West Loop and allow the developer to build taller than once planned.