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Old Posted Nov 6, 2016, 9:38 PM
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Found Hotel - 60 rooms, restaurant and cafe on the first floor, speakeasy bar in the basement
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 4:33 AM
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City winery and tiny hat both looked shut down for the season today
Walking through Saturday evening, we saw confused people and had to explain to one group who had made a special trip that the businesses closed for the season. Felt bad for them. There should be prominently displayed advance warning of what the close dates will be. A notice thanking customers for their business and inviting them back next year would also be good form. And would let anyone visiting during the offseason know that there is more to return for and experience beginning in the Spring.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:46 AM
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Walking through Saturday evening, we saw confused people and had to explain to one group who had made a special trip that the businesses closed for the season. Felt bad for them. There should be prominently displayed advance warning of what the close dates will be. A notice thanking customers for their business and inviting them back next year would also be good form. And would let anyone visiting during the offseason know that there is more to return for and experience beginning in the Spring.
I think they had a conspicuous sign up in almost those same words. And it recommended people visit their other location. Maybe it disappeared. I think the warm weekend and celebrations had people thrown off. I was puzzled for a brief moment why Buckingham fountain was off.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 1:26 PM
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Finally, some action at this 8+ year-old gaping hole on Clark st in Wrigleyville. Shot amongst the commotion on the night of November 2nd, 2016.

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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 4:40 PM
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Updated renderings of Belmont Red Line TOD. 33 units, Retail on Ground Floor. NO PARKING. Replacing vacant lot and old 3-story building. Cafe setback along west side is necessary for CTA easement/access.

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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:06 PM
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Any news on when this is supposed to start? I feel like we've been hearing about it for a while.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:52 PM
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Found Hotel - 60 rooms, restaurant and cafe on the first floor, speakeasy bar in the basement
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I kind of wish they'd bought out Al's Beef next door and put in like a 12-story tower for a larger hotel.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:58 PM
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Any news on when this is supposed to start? I feel like we've been hearing about it for a while.
They are going before Central Lake View Neighbors on Wednesday and on to the Zoning Board after that.
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I kind of wish they'd bought out Al's Beef next door and put in like a 12-story tower for a larger hotel.
I would love to see the old Einstein Bros building torn down, and something cool put in there (like a Flatiron type building) that holds the corner appropriately.
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Found Hotel - 60 rooms, restaurant and cafe on the first floor, speakeasy bar in the basement
This is awesome!
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:00 PM
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This is awesome!
Agreed. Already looks so much better with the front fire escape removed.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 9:17 PM
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im probably alone in this but i love old fire escapes on the fronts of buildings. they make a little nice spot to sit and have a cup of coffee and take in the city if youre not fortunate enough to have a balcony too
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 10:36 PM
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A nice place to contract tetnaus too.

Honestly no architect every thought slapping a fire escape on the front of a building was an improvement because it never has been. They are cool to see in alleys or whatever, but totally obsolete and rickety maintenance nightmeres otherwise. I say this as someone who owns a building with a non-mechanical fire escape.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 10:37 PM
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I would love to see the old Einstein Bros building torn down, and something cool put in there (like a Flatiron type building) that holds the corner appropriately.
What are you talking about? I'm talking about the Al's Beef on SE corner of Ohio and Wells, next to that 60-room hotel.
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2016, 10:39 PM
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im probably alone in this but i love old fire escapes on the fronts of buildings. they make a little nice spot to sit and have a cup of coffee and take in the city if youre not fortunate enough to have a balcony too
Fire escapes on the fronts of buildings are for cities with no alleys.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2016, 2:19 AM
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^ I own a 6 flat in Bucktown with a beautiful front fire escape. Yeah it's a clunker that will probably present as a maintenance headache, but it's a historic and cool feature and I can't help but be proud of it
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A nice place to contract tetnaus too.

Honestly no architect every thought slapping a fire escape on the front of a building was an improvement because it never has been. They are cool to see in alleys or whatever, but totally obsolete and rickety maintenance nightmeres otherwise. I say this as someone who owns a building with a non-mechanical fire escape.
lots of infrastructure can take on its own beauty, even if it wasnt the original intention. look at the newfound appreciation of old water tanks as another good example, or remnants of cobblestone, or old railroad tracks still embedded in pavement in downtown neighborhoods, or obsolete lift bridges still kept around. does everything have to have such a purist standpoint?


http://photo.jellyfields.com/image/1...dows-lines.jpg

and these sorts of little touches are things that enhance the visual texture of our city compared to more generic modern areas. theres actual history that has taken place here and you can see it for yourself.

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In before Curbed reads this...new McDonald's HQ from Sterling Bay in West Loop just received a partial foundation new construction permit yesterday. Wooooo
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West Loop Could Get New Library At Old Coyne College Site, Burnett Says

At the request of residents, a Near West Side alderman is now planning to build a public library in the West Loop.

Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) is working with prominent West Loop developer Sterling Bay to put a public library branch in a proposed development on the old Coyne College campus in Fulton Market. Burnett plans to use Neighborhood Opportunity Fund money earmarked for West Loop improvements to help pay for the project, the veteran alderman told DNAinfo Chicago this week.
Not sure about the location...something like the H2O site might be better - closer to the park, more residential, and might help sell that development to the neighborhood NIMBYs.


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Old Posted Nov 8, 2016, 4:12 PM
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In before Curbed reads this...new McDonald's HQ from Sterling Bay in West Loop just received a partial foundation new construction permit yesterday. Wooooo
*8 minutes later*
http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/11/8/...p-headquarters

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I still don't understand why there needs to be 2 curb cuts instead of just an alley entrance. It's not like hundreds of people are living in that one building.
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