August 2014

There are 3 blog entries for August 2014.

Over the past several years, downtown Chicago’s rental market has been, in a word, crazy. From the development and opening of buildings like 500 N. Lake Shore Drive, 111 W. Wacker, and Optima to the construction and planning of a handful of others that are still in the pipeline, there doesn’t seem to be a slowdown in the luxury rental craze coming anytime soon.

If you’re like many Chicagoans who are opting to rent rather than buy in the downtown area, there’s certainly a lot to consider, as the apartment landscape seems to be changing and evolving constantly. News for an apartment tower that will replace the old Howard Johnson Inn at LaSalle and Superior broke yesterday, while other projects nearing completion like Madison at Racine in the West Loop will

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Divvy Bike Sharing Expansion Details Released


Earlier this month, stats were released for Chicago’s very popular Divvy bike sharing program, with news also coming out about a possible expansion to bring even more Divvy bikes to Chicago’s neighborhoods in addition to 3,000 that are already part of the fleet.

Yesterday, even more details were released about the Divvy expansion, which is set to get underway in the spring of 2015. Once completed, the additional bikes and Divvy bike stations added next year would bring the system total to 475 stations, with 4,750 bikes in all.

As for possible locations for the new Divvy bike hubs, the company promises many will be in parts of Chicago that don’t already have a strong Divvy presence, claiming that

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The West Loop is quite possibly Chicago’s hottest location for authentic and stylish lofts for sale. But along with all the classic interior finishes usually associated with loft conversions, which typically includes timber ceilings, exposed brick and duct work, huge windows, and expansive open floor plans, the West Loop has also transformed itself into one of the most walkable and livable neighborhoods in all of downtown Chicago, making it the most sought-after location for those only searching one-of-a-kind Chicago lofts for sale.  

Restaurant Row on Randolph Street continues to expand and feature some of Chicago’s finest restaurants, bars and eateries, while development all along Madison Street and throughout many of the West Loop’s side streets

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