Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes



One Chicago located at 14 W Superior St. on the corner of State and Chicago, is a luxury building where Gold Coast and River North meet. Made up of two towers, one 49 stories, and the other 77 stories, the building has a total of almost 2.2 M sq ft. 55,000 of that is dedicated to Lifetime Work, a very cool Co-Working Space, there are a total of 812 residences, both rental and condo, parking, and 188,000 sq ft dedicated to retail. It was designed in a partnership between both GP and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and houses gyms, condos, rental units, spas, stores, and plenty more. Here are some things that make the One Chicago one of the most sought-after luxury buildings in River North.


Whole Foods Grocery on the Ground Floor. Who wouldn’t love to

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        60 E. Monroe St.  - $715,000.00 

Get ready to be wowed by the sheer elegance of The Legacy at Millennium Park. Located at 60 E. Monroe, unit 3308 is the ultimate spot for those who appreciate the finer things in life. This upgraded 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit is a real showstopper, offering breathtaking views of the lake, Millennium Park, and skyline that will leave you speechless. 

Step inside and prepare to be impressed by the modern luxuries that await you. From the private balcony where you can soak in the views, to the floor-to-ceiling windows with motorized blinds that let you control the light with the touch of a button – every detail has been carefully considered to ensure a chic and luxurious living experience.

But it

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                                                                      Welcome To The 1st Addition Of "Luxury Condo of the Day!
                                                                                  223 E. Delaware Pl, 5E - $1,350,000.00

Step into the epitome of luxury with this jaw-dropping, 3,400 square feet updated vintage gem of a condo in the highly sought after neighborhood of Streeterville. Located at 223 E. Delaware Pl, 5E is tucked away in a cozy boutique building with only ten units and this unit screams exclusivity and class. Picture yourself strolling down a charming tree-lined street, soaking in the urban chic vibes that ooze from every corner. Once inside, you'll be blown away by the spacious rooms, high ceilings, and gleaming…
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Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants
Spring is just around the corner and if there is one thing us Chicagoans want to do, it is be outside. After being cooped up all winter, I have made your search for the perfect pet-friendly outdoor restaurants and bars a little bit easier.

1. PB&J - 205 N Peoria St
PB&J got its name from all that it has to offer; pizza, beer, and a jukebox (or as it is currently known, TouchTunes). PB&J is located in the heart of West Loop and has a large outdoor space with plenty of tables to hold friends and canines alike. They have a full bar with a delicious espresso martini (if that is your thing) and the menu has something for everyone. Patio seating is currently available, so go grab a table as the weather warms up!

2. Maple &

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Chicago Green River

Chicago’s Annual River Dye is on Saturday, March 16th starting at 10 AM. For those of you who have never seen this happen, it is a must-see Chicago. The boats slowly bleed their dye into the river while passing each other in between bridges making St. Paddy’s Day a spectacle year after year. People travel from all around the country to see the river turn a bright neon green and we know the best buildings to do so.

  1. The Swissotel - 323 E Wacker St
    Located on the corner of Columbus and Wacker, the Swissotel is right at the center of the river dye. If you are visiting from out of town, we cannot stress enough that this is the place you should stay for this event. Be sure to ask for a North/River facing room, preferably a corner unit on the southwest

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Signing a lease on an apartment in Chicago can be daunting. There is a plethora of paperwork, legal ease, and decisions you have to make on the fly.  So here are 3 things you need to know before you sign on the line that is dotted!


1. Lease Renewal Option
Let’s say you love the place and before you know it you're coming up on your renewal period. You reach out to your friendly landlord to extend for another year and he tells you he would love for you to stay, however, the rent will go up $200.00+ a month!  So now what do you do?  It's expensive to move and you love the place so you pay it.  


Let’s go back to the beginning, if you had written a clause into the lease that gave you an “Option” to renew and included in that option was a specific “Rent Bump” which
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Located at the corner of State and Elm this 29-story mixed-use tower is close to final approval.  Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and developed by seasoned builder Newcastle Limited who was also the developer for mega apartment complex NEMA in the Southloop is closer to breaking ground after a long drawn-out battle with Alderman and surrounding neighbors regarding the height and density of the project.  Located on the corner of State and Elm, currently where the vacant Barnes and Noble resides the building will offer larger one and two-bedroom units catering to young professionals and couples. Consisting of 304 upscale residences, 10,000 ft of retail located street level, and 105 parking spaces it will be only 1 of 3 new apartment buildings to be built

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You will always find a Burger King across the street from McDonald's so it appears Rivian is following suit as it opens its first showroom one block south of Tesla on Rush Street at the base of the 50 E. Chestnut condo tower.  The retail space has been vacant since the building was completed back in 2008 so it is nice to see something go in there.  I stopped in to take a look around and from what I could see they did a nice job.  High ceilings and polished concrete floors give it that cool trendy look. On display are 2 Rivian trucks and some accessories.  The sales guys are friendly and offer to take me for a test ride.  If you happen to be an EV fan or just be passing by I would say it's worth stopping in and checking out.

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If you just moved to Chicago and live in one of the more popular neighborhoods for nightlife such as River North, Gold Coast, or Old Town you may wonder where you go for some good grub after a late night of Expresso Martinis and shots of Tequila.  You would think that would be an easy question to answer, however, most of the restaurants (like 95%) close their kitchens at 10 pm.  Well low and behold we have not 1 but 5 places that not only are open late, but the food is pretty dam good!

 #1 - Dublins - Gold Coast
Dublins is located in the Gold Coast, 1035 N. State St. to be exact.  It serves food until 3 am, 365 days a year, that's correct 365 days a year!  Although the name infers it's an Irish Pub, it's more the likes of your local watering hole. 

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If you're looking for a homier feel and think a Boutique Condo Building is right for you then we have 3 must-see condo buildings located in the best neighborhood in Chicago i.e “The Gold Coast”


4 E. Elm
 
Located on the Corner of State and Elm, the condos at 4 E. Elm Condo were built in 2017, constructed of Steel and Glass, and stands 24 Floors high with street-level retail and a 3-level parking structure.   Current tenants include a popular coffee shop and a cosmetic store.  The building has only two units per (total of 35 units) floor that range in size from 3,100 to 3,500 square feet, each served by their own private elevator.  Units are outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances and cabinets.  The south city views are some of the best as you have 11

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