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It’s only been open a few months, but already Young American is creating quite a stir in Logan Square. This hip new progressive bar and restaurant recently opened its doors along Kedzie Avenue, but it’s far from ordinary.

If you want something truly unique, go for one of the bar’s CBD-infused cocktails. Customers can also choose to have CBD powder added into one of the bar’s spirt-free drinks. There’s even a drink on the menu called “Fort Nite”, but it has nothing to do with the popular video game.

Unlike the set-up in traditional bars and restaurants, at Young American it’s common for kitchen workers and servers to occasionally switch roles, then divvy up the tips at the end of the night. The location also includes space for a DJ and to dance.

Young

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If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try in River North, we found two great places that are definitely worth checking out.

Parlor River North

Parlor Pizza Bar recently opened its third Chicago location in the River North neighborhood. Like its other two locations, the new Parlor serves up an industrial vibe, while dishing up a variety of pies, local craft beers and cocktails.

The location also has two exclusive River North additions to the menu, including a pizza and a dessert. Parlor Pizza Bar River North is open every day of the week for lunch and dinner.

Wahlburgers

Just last month Wahlburgers opened its very first Chicago location. If the name looks familiar, that’s because it’s connected to Mark Wahlberg and his family. The chain

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Chicago-based Habitat is planning a new 343-unit apartment tower for a prime Fulton River District location that they say is the perfect position between the Loop and Chicago’s ultra-trendy West Loop.

Right now, the site is occupied by an existing warehouse structure that was previously owned by Cassidy Tire & Service, but that would be torn down to make way for the new 33-story high-rise.

Developers say job growth in the area is the primary driving force behind the project, not to mention the addition of two newer office towers to the surrounding neighborhood, including the planned 60-story Salesforce building.

In addition, Habitat’s new apartment development will also provide a close proximity to a number of new office and hotel projects in

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No 9 WaltonIf you’re hoping to get in on one of Chicago’s most prestigious new buildings, time is running out. Only one new construction unit is still available at 9 W. Walton, but this condo is spectacular.

The full-floor unit offers more than 7,000 square feet of living space with the upscale advantage of 360-degreee views overlooking the lake and the city. The property also comes with a massive heated terrace, ideal for sophisticated living and for entertaining.

This stylish space is ready for a buyer right now, and the finishing touches are sure to put it over the top. The space is pre-wired for home automation, plus includes all electric and plumbing work, hardware, doors, cabinetry and more.

The unit also offers up several unique design features from Tom

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Looking for a classic urban loft in Downtown Chicago this spring? We know just where you should begin your search...

711 S. Dearborn

With open floor plans and impressive additions, the uniquely designed 711 S Dearborn allows for exposed brick and timber lofts in Downtown Chicago. Buyers can expect to find plenty of charming attributes, including a location that’s steps away from dining and public transportation.

360 W. Illinois

Also called the Sexton Lofts, 360 W Illinois enjoys timber lofts with a location close to shops, galleries and dining. This River North building provides its residents access to a rooftop deck, fitness center and a doorman.

312 N. May

New buyers can expect to find high ceilings and hardwood floors with the timber

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The Chicago city housing market cooled in the first quarter of the year, with the city performing much like the suburbs. Of the city’s 77 neighborhoods, sales were down in more than half of them during the first few months of 2019. Local agents have seen homes in some neighborhoods take longer to sell than they did during the same time period a year ago.

Analysts look at three key measures in determining a local market’s vitality. This includes the number of homes sold, the average time homes sit on the market and the median sale price.

In condos and townhomes specifically, no city neighborhoods saw improvements of all three measures during the first quarter of the year. In fact, only two neighborhoods in the Chicago area saw improvement in all three key

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The One Chicago Square development recently gained its first construction permit, allowing crews to forge ahead with the new project. The $46 million building permit allows the developer to move forward with the project’s foundation and an underground parking garage.

Back in March crews began demolition work at the site. One Chicago Square takes the place of a parking lot that formerly belonged to the nearby Holy Name Cathedral, and some other older buildings in the area.

The new development, however, is expected to greatly transform this part of River North. When finished, the complex plans to offer two residential towers atop a shared podium of retail and office space. A Life Time Athletic club and Whole Foods Market are both expected to anchor the

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A massive new development planned to go in near Soldier Field just got some major affirmation from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The group recently released a more than 30-page study highlighting economic benefits of the proposed new development.

According to the study, One Central will likely bring in $120 billion in taxes and transit revenues over the next four decades. It’s estimated the $19 billion project will also create more than 200,000 permanent jobs and support tens of thousands of construction jobs.

The One Central project includes ten towers, a pedestrian bridge connecting the lakefront to the South Loop and public open space. In addition, the plan calls for a transportation hub.

The proposal still needs to gain backing from the incoming

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Chicago condo buyers are sure to be in for a treat when it comes to 1000 W Monroe. This new construction property offers plenty to love, from its location to its added features.

The Neighborhood

Found in Chicago’s West Loop, Mille at 1000 West Monroe puts its future residents just a short stroll from everything you need and desire in the area. This coveted neighborhood also makes it easy to get around the rest of the Chicago area.

The Exclusivity

Another reason to fall in love with the property is its exclusivity. The building only has a dozen units to choose from. With just two residences per floor, it’s sure to be one of the most desirable new options for buyers.

The Living Spaces

The third great reason to choose 1000 W Monroe is the

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The developers behind Streeterville’s Optima Signature apartment tower are exploring ways to enhance the living experience for residents and continued taking a step in that direction with the recent announcement of Egg Harbor Cafe opening up a location inside the building.

Primarily a breakfast, brunch, and lunch destination, the new Egg Harbor Cafe will be the restaurant’s first downtown Chicago location and it'll occupy about 5,000 square feet of space on the upper Illinois Street plaza. In addition, there will also be plenty of outdoor seating that overlooks one of downtown’s few quiet cul-de-sacs, and it’s close proximity to both the riverfront and Michigan Avenue should make it a convenient stop for just about anyone living, working, or visiting one

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