Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just North of the Sloop a Unique Entrance

It's not that close to the Sloop (however still walking distance), but a reader is curious and asking for some help:
I know it's in the Loop, not the Sloop but do u know what this is at Madison and Michigan? Hotel?

Anyone?

(Hat tip: CPM!)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was a large crew filming around there yesterday afternoon; some biopic about the early days of Hugh Hefner and Playboy in Chicago. Perhaps it's just a temporary entrance that was used for the filming of a certain scene?

Kimberly said...

Supposedly for a new show called Playboy, I believe is name. A friend of a friend's company is working on this project.

Kimberly said...

Here's more info on the show. I googled "Teamsters Playboy"

http://www.google.com/m/url?ei=i7qETeDNL8ittgeNof0j&q=http://www.teamsterslocal727.org/news/newsPDFs_2011/030411_MoviesTradeShow_PlayboyPilot.pdf&ved=0CAkQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNGvBVpejn1QfxCJe_zEafSq447RJA

Anonymous said...

I think I heard it was a movie set.

Anonymous said...

I've heard they're using it to shoot some scenes for a pilot episode about the playboy bunny club.

Anonymous said...

They are filming a pilot tv show called "The Playboy Club"
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/chibrknews-downtown-buses-rerouted-for-playboy-filming-20110318,0,2603636.story

Anonymous said...

A TV pilot for
"The Playboy Club" is being filmed

Saw that Wednesday when I and my husband were looking for a spot to eat. Had to Google it then because I figure if they were opening a Playboy Club downtown I would have heard about it.

More here

ap said...

I actually was over at Pizano's (next door) yesterday for a little tourney action. Apparently they are shooting a pilot for a new show. The premise is based on the story of the first African-American woman to make it as a Playboy centerfold.

Anonymous said...

They should leave it. Looks cool.

Dennis McClendon said...

The building is the Chicago Athletic Club annex at 71 E. Madison. The club shut down about four years ago, hoping to sell the site to a hotel/condo developer.