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Update on Harbor Restaurant

Official Update from Harbor Restaurant: It's with much sadness that we are announcing Harbor is now closed for the foreseeable future With the external pressures and financial impact of the pandemic, it was a storm we just couldn't weather as a young restaurant that opened its doors January 2020. We can't thank everyone enough for the support from our first day to the last. We will miss serving you and enjoyed every minute of the last 20 months. Harbor was very lucky to be welcomed warmly by the South Loop and have many amazing patrons and dedicated employees. We hope to see you again in the future. I'm really sad to see them go. Harbor was located at 1312 S Wabash.  Opened in January 2020. 
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Chicago Bears purchase Arlington International Racecourse

The Chicago Bears have been playing at Soldier Field since 1971. Late last night the Chicago Bears notifi ed the city of Chicago that they had a purchase agreement with Arlington International Racecourse. Located in Arlington Heights, about 35 miles away from the City. Soldier Field, which is owned by the Chicago Park District, holds 61,500 fans, the smallest capacity in the NFL. The Bears also would be able to develop the 326-acre land around the stadium with shopping, dining and entertainment. Soldier Field was last renovated in 2002. The Chicago Bears current lease with the Chicago Park District runs until 2033. Any new stadium is likely at least four years away, but according to sources the Bears privately warned the season ticket holder board this summer that there's no guarantees on tickets in a new facility.

Kurah Mediterranean has permanently closed.

Kurah Mediterranean has permanently closed. @kurahchicago , located at 1355 S Michigan has been temporarily closed since December 2nd. Recently there was a post on Hello South Loop that Kurah was looking for Bartender and servers. That was about six weeks ago. Just last week, part of the signage has come down as well as the winterized entrance. Now I personally know Kurah’s space has been quietly listed for lease online since last year. Lordcompanies.com/1355-s-Michigan-ave-2/ Signage in the window now indicates the Restaurant space is available for lease.

Full Permits issued for The Reed.

Full Building permit for  @thereedsouthbank  has been issued. @thereedsouthbank  will stand 41 Stories tall and offer a mix of apartments and condos. 440 units in total. The address for  @thereedsouthbank  is 234 W Polk. @thereedsouthbank  is the second of four planned tours in the  @southbankchicago  development. The  @thecoopersouthbank  being the first. Keep in mind,  @altagrandcentral  is not apart of the  @southbankchicago  development. Can’t wait to welcome  @thereedsouthbank  to the South Loop!!

Building Fire at 1545 S State

Last night a fire broke out in the South Loop. @chicagotribune  Writes: The roof of a South Loop building caught on fire, extending to its upper floor Saturday afternoon, according to the Chicago fire department. An extra-alarm response was called before 5:30 p.m. to the fire at 1545 S. State St., the fire department said. No injuries were reported. The fire was out by 5:55 p.m., the department said. Some residents were evaluated at the scene but no one was transported. The building was once an old construction warehouse and home to Siegel-Cooper Company, the fire department said. It is a heavy timber building, but is now fully equipped with sprinklers. Thank you to the Chicago Fire Department for getting the fire out so quickly. If any residents of 1545 S State need anything. Please reach out. I am happy to help anyway I can.

Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend!

 Printers Row Lit Fest is back! Printers Row Lit Fest is the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest! 2021 marks the 36th year! Printers Row Lit Fest will take place this weekend. September 11th and 12th. From 10 am to 6pm Located on South Dearborn Street. From Polk to Ida B. Wells. Make sure you come by this weekend and support Chicago’s independent bookstores! Need more information? Visit: printersrowlitfest.org

Celebrating Year 1 of MrSouthLoop

On September 5th, I officially celebrate the First Anniversary of  @mrsouthloop ! Heres what I shared on Instagram: Last year I decided I wanted to create an account about the South Loop neighborhood. I’m a frequent poster on HelloSouthLoop on Facebook, so I thought why not start my own page. I created this page to help our South Loop community during the pandemic. It’s been an absolute pleasure to meet so many of you throughout this past year. So many of you have stopped me on the street and say Hey! I really enjoyed the personal connections I’ve made with some of the business owners in the neighborhood. Rita from  @adorable.baby.chicago  is an absolute joy. Shannon and Ashley from  @rcshops  are two close friends now! And Kareem from  @chickfilasouthloop  is wonderful. When I broke my ankle he personally delivered breakfast to me and Kyle. Because of this page, I’ve tried so many new places!  @cantinasouthloop ,  @ilculaccino , and  @tapasvalencia312 . Putting together the Holiday Me