A dentist is going to be setting up shop in the heretofore vacant retail space in 1440 S Wabash (corner of 14th place and wabash, NW corner). I toured a condo in that building this afternoon and the real estate broker shared that little tidbit. She estimated that the new retail space would be completed in 7 to 9 months.
Not that I think we need another dentist in the South loop, but that is just what I heard and thought I would pass it along.
On another retail development front, the old Washington Mutual bank building at the Northwest corner of 16th and Michigan is in build-out mode as well. While we haven't heard much about this, it sure looks like a doctor's office (or something similar).
(Hat tip: TS!)