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BY DAVID ROEDER July 3, 2012
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The Block 37 complex in the Loop has had well-documented trouble cutting its 70-percent vacancy rate, but now is there trouble with current tenants? Andy’s Frozen Custard, which has had a store in the pedway nearly two years, said it is closing Saturday
, a day after company President Andy Kuntz promises to show up to dish out complimentary custard as a send-off.
Kuntz said “traffic was just not where it needed to be” for the Block 37 store. He said the chain’s other locations in Evanston, Bolingbrook and Oak Lawn are doing fine.
Los Angeles-based CIM Group has owned Block 37 since April. A CIM spokeswoman wouldn’t directly address the custard closure but said, “The company is currently working on a comprehensive repositioning strategy for the property which includes a merchandising plan, evaluating the tenant mix, and implementing a rebranding and property signage program that will commence this fall. “
Does anyone who has been inside lately know if Michelle Tan or Malabar (the local boutiques) on the second floor have closed yet? I also remember hearing that business has been slow for the hair salon on top.
They're also trying to get a restaurant for the first two floors where Rosa Mexicano was originally intended.