Over the past week we noticed various developments with retail establishments around the Sloop and thought we would kick-off the week with a recap.
Roosevelt Collection Demolition
When the new owners of Roosevelt Collection bought the property they mention that they thought there was a lot of potential, but that they were going to raze the never-occupied buildings in the middle.
Well it appears that this is happening judging by the picture above.
Hopefully this means retail will be coming soon. We haven't heard anything, but we try to remain optimistic.
Flo & Santos Expanding?
A perceptive reader emailed us with a picture of construction equipment presumably digging to lay a foundation at the back of the current building housing Flo & Santos (1310 S. Wabash). It looks like they're expanding back to presumably allow for more seating. Anyone have any updates?
We were hoping that they would expand to the vacant piece of land just to the North, but it appears that will not be the case.
Trade Joe's is Looking Good
No new news here, but the outside and inside of Trader Joe's is looking good. The signs are up, the inside is painted and the shelves are stocked. A sign on the window says they're opening on September 9th which is consistent with what we've heard.
"For Lease" Signs Come Down at Old Entourage Man Retail Space
Not sure if this means that a new tenant is taking over the space or if a new real estate company is taking over marketing responsibilities. Hopefully it's the former. Anyone know anything?
(Hat tip: ND, PB, MT!)