|Old picture of the old Courthouse |
at 1340 S. Michigan
Just wanted to let you know that it came to my attention from a tavern owner in the south loop that two new bar/restaurants are coming to the neighborhood. Giordano’s is moving to S Michigan Avenue, thought to be between 16th-18th opening by Fall of this year. And Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3’s) is coming to the Roosevelt Collection.
And Big Box retailers are looking at the large parcel at Roosevelt and Clark (Rezko). The main anchor would be City’s first ABT electronic store along with a Lifetime Fitness and Kohl’s.
Ok, so let's start with the first one. There has been some chatter on our message board about Giordano's, but that it was coming to the old courthouse at 1340 S. Michigan. While the 1340 address seems to make more sense to us since that area gets a little more foot traffic, the courthouse doesn't seem to be anywhere close to inhabitable. We're not developers or builders, but it seems to us like that building needs a lot of work first.
All the other retail rumors in the email above are news to us. BW3's at Roosevelt Collection isn't very surprising. But anything to do with the Rezko lot would be big news.
For those of you out of the loop, we posted about a potential zoning change to the infamous undeveloped Rezko lot just South of Target and Roosevelt Collection back in mid-February. There has been a lot of chatter about it recently since it's such a huge, blank canvas that developers must be drooling about.
Chicagorealestatedaily.com provided some additional information on this just last week.
Can anyone corroborate any of these?
(Hat tip: MPM!)