Tag: development

Block 37 goes belly up

Block 37 before government got its hands on it. It didn’t look great, but it was an active urban block, providing jobs and tax revenues. Bank of America N.A. and a group of lenders have moved to foreclose on the retail and transit portion of the mixed-use development that occupies the square block opposite of... Read more »

Whining at Tilli's in Lincoln Park

The bellyaching by some of the Lincoln Park gentry about a “popular family restaurant” closing is too much be endured in silence. They are crabbing because Tilli’s Restaurant, at 1952 N. Halsted, will be shut down since its landlord wants to bring in another tenant who can afford to pay the extravagant rents in the... Read more »

Got a dollar? Maybe you can get the city to sell you five acres

“The city of Chicago has approved the sale of roughly five acres on the Far South Side to a little-known developer who plans a $21-million retail project that could be anchored by an Aldi supermarket.” (Read the Crain’s Chicago Business story here.) Wait. Hold on. Wal-Mart wants to build a big job and tax generator... Read more »
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