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Showing posts from October, 2021

Burger King out. New Hotel in?

Goodbye Burger King. The Burger King at 2328 S Michigan has permanently closed. In early 2020, an investment firm called Fern Hill purchased the property. Burger King had a lease that expired in 2021. Details for the 30,415 Sq feet parcel are unclear. Fern Hills website mentions this: The Motor Row Hotel: envisioning a hotel that will engage the community and encourage visitors to interact with other local businesses and entertainment venues. I’m excited to see what happens!

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. 

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.