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Old Posted Nov 26, 2018, 6:12 PM
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New Wrigleyville Taco Bell at Belmont and Clark beside the El is open (Wrigley Report)
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2018, 6:17 PM
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^ and that's how it should be.

force the retail establishment to fit the built environment; not force the built environment to fit the (horribly misguided) retail establishment.
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100%. Why is Clark Street so narrow?
Because Clark St is very small, but there's no room. You can't go through. You have to find someplace else.

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That climbing gym doesn't look like its tall enough to have anything worth climbing inside.
Yeah, they doesn't need a height restrictions. If they allowed to build more.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:38 PM
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New Wrigleyville Taco Bell at Belmont and Clark beside the El is open (Wrigley Report)
I didn't know about that one. I am all in favor. This building is ok too. I just don't like that 'REI' architecture leave it for Clybourn Corredor. Someday climbing gyms will fall out of trend and then we are stuck with what they built. It should instead be high unit density apartments, office or mixed use with retail on the ground floor and seperate entrances off the sidewalk for each business. To me that's the better build form.

And some legitemate affordable services like fast food and discount stores never hurts the urbanity of a city IMHO.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2018, 8:51 PM
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^^^ Amenities are why people live in cities, we generally have a retail vacancy problem, better a Taco Bell than nothing. Other, more interesting, non chain businesses will find another area to locate if they run out of space here because Taco Bell took it...
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Thanks for those shots.

It has been such a treat to watch the neighborhood transform over the past couple of years.

Friends and I went to brunch at Dutch and Doc's a couple of weeks back and we just kept remarking how we were having fancy brunch in a beautiful gastropub with a cool af vibe and a postcard view of the marquee in what was a dreary suburban McDonald's parking lot for far too many years.

I get off the L at night now and think about going west for a quick beer instead of just beating it straight home.
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I didn't realize there'd be some permanent steel attachment to the RF corner there. That's concerning

would like to see a render if anyone knows of one
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^Looks like it's just for access. Maybe for ADA compliance?

I agree with you HowardL. The atmosphere has greatly improved while still maintaining the one of a kind character of the neighborhood. Not to mention the transformation of the Park itself has been unbelievable. Ricketts has been a true blessing to this landmark.
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I didn't realize there'd be some permanent steel attachment to the RF corner there. That's concerning

would like to see a render if anyone knows of one
The Cubs have a website for the renovations of Wrigley. Here's what that corner is supposed to look like. These were from several years ago, but the addition of a few feet of steel aligns with the artist's concept. There is likely to be increased concession space, an enhanced United Club, an elevator for ADA compliance, and possibly the VIP entrance.

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Old Posted Dec 21, 2018, 6:32 PM
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Yep^^

and the seating diagram exhibit found here is very helpful (the steel we see in this photo set appears to be the support for the extended newly numbered section 232)-

https://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2018...e-december-6#0
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hmmmmm,


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Old Posted Dec 25, 2018, 6:51 AM
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Wow! I'll be damned.

I bet the fans will like it very much. That will be so beautiful. I bet those players will be very happy.
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Old Posted Dec 25, 2018, 3:29 PM
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^Looks like it's just for access. Maybe for ADA compliance?

I agree with you HowardL. The atmosphere has greatly improved while still maintaining the one of a kind character of the neighborhood. Not to mention the transformation of the Park itself has been unbelievable. Ricketts has been a true blessing to this landmark.
Well, after the city made him pay for it himself.
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Well, after the city made him pay for it himself.
I will say this as a lifelong, die-hard Cubs fan: The city was right to make the Ricketts Family pay for improvements. No city, especially Chicago, should be dolling out hundreds of millions of dollars in public money for a private enterprise like this. The fact that they call themselves the "Chicago Cubs" does not make them a public enterprise. And besides, they would lose so much value anywhere but at Wrigley. People love the Cubs, but I guarantee that a very sizable portion of the fanbase would refuse to schlep out to Rosemont to see them play. Leaving Wrigley would have been one of the all-time cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face moves in professional sports. At this point, Wrigley and the Cubs are inseparable.
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^ After the Red Sox renovated Fenway with their own money and the Yankees built a new Yankee Stadium with private money (albeit with subsidized debt) it's hard for the Cubs to cry poverty. The club has the third highest valuation in MLB, even more than the Red Sox.

For other teams in smaller markets, the public financing of stadiums may indeed be a make-or-break thing.

Emanuel was shrewd with the Ricketts in denying them any significant taxpayer money, but he could afford to be shrewd because he knew the Ricketts could make it work.
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The Cubs have a website for the renovations of Wrigley. Here's what that corner is supposed to look like. These were from several years ago, but the addition of a few feet of steel aligns with the artist's concept. There is likely to be increased concession space, an enhanced United Club, an elevator for ADA compliance, and possibly the VIP entrance.

From 1060 Project site

Right Field Enhancements (above): New in 2019, fans will enjoy an expansive bar just inside the Wintrust Right Field Gate and concession stands. The former DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone space will be refashioned to include an outdoor gathering space with a full service bar and a Cubs Store. Two women's restrooms will be available in the right field area of the main concourse as well. Operational by August of 2019, a new elevator in the right field corner of the main concourse will assist fans with getting to the Terrace Level and Upper Level.

Due to ongoing construction in this area throughout the season, the club will not be available in 2019. The new space, which is scheduled to be completed in advance of the 2020 season, will feature an enhanced design and elevated food and beverage offerings while continuing to deliver best-in-class service. We will share additional details as they are finalized in the coming year.

Bleacher Expansion: As a continuation of the existing deck, the foul territory of the left field Budweiser Bleachers will be extended with new portables concessions and a view of the field. This extension is expected to be completed by Opening Day 2019.

Upper Level Enhancements: In addition to spectacular views, fans will enjoy several new amenities in the Upper Level beginning in the 2019 season, including an outdoor concourse featuring new food and beverage offerings. The left field portion of the new Upper Level outdoor concourse is scheduled to be completed by Opening Day 2019, and the right field portion is scheduled to open in May 2019. New restrooms -- men's, women's and family -- also will be available throughout the Upper Level, an increase of more than 60 percent of restroom fixtures in this area from the 2018 season.

Suites and Premier Seating: The remaining three premier clubs - the Maker's Mark Barrel Room (located just beyond the visitors' dugout), The W Club (located on the third-base side) and the Catalina Club (located behind home plate in the upper level) - are scheduled to be ready for Opening Day 2019.
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I was talking with a trades superintendent on this site and meant to report that the Captain Morgan Club replacement shown above has indeed been pushed back to 2020. The bulk of the work this year is visitor's clubhouse and the suites.
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To add to that, what you see in that old image is not going to be built as shown. The portion of RF side shown in that image is going to have the 1930's era facade with windows in walls. They have already framed-in the walls on the second level, much like you see at Addison & Clark under the marquee. You can see it here in picture 9 of 27 - https://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2019...te-january-5#8 I cannot believe that they would build that out this year, only to rip it out next.

From what I have read, it is likely that rather than a 2 level with terrace-on-top structure, there will be a 1 level structure, roughly the size of the old Captain Morgan's club, but (hopefully?) more in keeping with the stadium design - think the new Gallagher Way entrance.
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