July 2017

There are 8 blog entries for July 2017.

The original Avondale burger joint known as Kuma’s Corner is arguably one of the most famous bars/restaurants in the city, or at least to locals who live up on Chicago’s north and northwest sides. Inside that location, heavy metal music sets the tone, whiskey poured out of a tap is the norm, and the burgers don’t let anyone leave still hungry.

But as popularity grew for the awesome assortment of heavy metal themed burgers served at Kuma’s, so did the bar’s brand. Over the years, Kuma’s has expanded into Lakeview, Schaumburg, and even out-of-state into Indianapolis. Most recently, however, Kuma’s was also back in the news for opening up its newest location in Chicago’s rapidly growing Fulton Market district in the West Loop.

Unlike the appropriately grungy

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A new report from Curbed has revealed that yet another new residential project could be in the works for the West Loop, which at this point is hardly a surprise. As one of the hottest neighborhoods in town, the West Loop is absolutely booming right now, and the latest proposal on the table is a new 52-unit apartment building that’s slated for 128. S. Laflin. 

Currently occupying the site is a small one-level industrial building, which would of course be demolished should the project gain approval and construction eventually move forward. 

According to Curbed, however, West Loop neighbors aren’t thrilled about the early design concept given its close proximity to the Jackson Boulevard Historic District. 

With the project only just now is the early

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Madison Street Condos and Lofts in the West LoopThere’s hardly a hotter place to call home right now than the West Loop, although with how quickly homes, condos, and lofts move on the west side of downtown these days, there’s also hardly a more difficult place to secure a new place to live than this part of the city too.

But with so much new development going on in the area, and all the shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes that line streets like Randolph and Madison, many of today’s home buyers will be the first to say it’s worth the premium you might have to pay in order to one day call this vibrant part of Chicago home.

And speaking of Madison Street, the inventory of available lofts, condos, and apartments offers a broad range of options and opportunities right now, which is something you

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If you pay any attention at all to Chicago’s robust real estate market, chances are you’re already familiar with at least some of the large-scale development that's currently underway throughout much of the bustling West Loop neighborhood. Easily one of downtown’s hottest locations to live, work, and play, there’s hardly been a better time to jump into the West Loop housing market and invest in one of the most sought-after places to live in all of Chicago right now, and as the neighborhood continues to evolve, more and more opportunities to do just that are rapidly coming through the pipeline. 

But before you start browsing West Loop condos and lofts for sale, we thought we’d provide you with a quick update on what’s happening at some of the area's

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West Loop Commericial DevelopmentThe complete transformation of Fulton Market looks to be continuing its path forward as reports recently surfaced about its newest large-scale development finally getting underway.

According to a new tidbit from Curbed Chicago, the fabulous new office building at 811 W. Fulton just received its construction permits and will soon be getting underway, which will certainly help anchor the neighborhood’s rapidly developing “gateway” once the dust settles on this fabulous new addition to the area landscape.

The faux warehouse design is absolutely fabulous and of course blends in perfectly with the rest of the Fulton Market area, and along with adding plenty of new office space, renderings suggest additional retail/restaurant space will also be included

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Although the West Loop is easily one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago right now, convenience still plays a major role in deciding which home, loft, or condo feels like the right fit. And yes, finding a place that checks off as many boxes on your wish list still applies to even neighborhoods in Chicago that happen to be as popular as the West Loop.  

For home buyers considering a move to the area, it’s safe to say just about anywhere in the West Loop is desirable, walkable, and a great place to call home. But if you’re somebody who also relies heavily on public transportation, finding a condo or loft somewhere near the Morgan CTA station might be a great place to begin your search.

Centrally located in the West Loop, the Morgan CTA station

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Search Chicago Lofts Near the Google BuildingAs widespread development continues all throughout the neighborhood, the West Loop real estate market continues to stay red hot. Once a bustling warehouse district full of industry, the West Loop landscape is much different in 2017 than it even was five or six years ago, let alone long before that.

The emergence of Randolph Street’s Restaurant Row has certainly helped elevate the West Loop into becoming a destination spot from a lifestyle standpoint, and large-scale office conversions like 1K Fulton have now made it one of the top work-live locations in all of Chicago. 

Now commonly referred to as “the Google building,” the conversion of the old Fulton Market cold storage building has certainly helped completely transform Chicago’s trendy Fulton

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More jaw-dropping development could be on the way for the New Eastside, and no, we’re not just talking about Vista Tower, which is currently under construction with listings already on the MLS. 

According to a series of reports, a number of mixed-use towers are currently in the works for one of the largest urban development projects in the country, and if built, would bring hundreds of additional residences and hotel rooms to the fast-growing neighborhood.

Two of the new towers, which would be a joint-collaboration between Magellan Development and Australia-based Lendlease, would top out at 80 stories and 50 stories respectively and be situated right alongside Lake Shore Drive just south of the river.

A third tower is also being discussed that

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