Articles by Bee Ricketts

New Permits Issued for 3352 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View

A permit was issued on Friday for a new four-story residential building, located at 3352 N Ashland Avenue in Lake View. The owner is listed as Gerald Coyle. The property will be house eight total apartments. There will be a basement and a private roof deck. The property will also have outdoor parking. There is an existing masonry structure at the project site. No demolition permits have been filed.

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Chicago Plan Commission Approves Renovations for the Shedd Aquarium in the Loop

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved renovations to the Shedd Aquarium in The Loop. The Shedd, located at 1200 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive, is part of the larger Chicago Museum Campus which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2030. In honor of this occasion, the Shedd Aquarium is planning work as part of its Centennial Commitment, a $500 million plan to improve physical facilities as well as programmatic content.

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Rhapsody Theater Opens at 1328 W Morse Avenue in Rogers Park

A breath of air has been blown into a historic theater in Rogers Park. The newly opened Rhapsody Theater opened Tuesday at 1328 W Morse Avenue. The theater originally opened in 1912 as the Morse Theatre which operated as a vaudeville and movie house. According to  Cinema Treasures, the original theater sat 650 audience members. In 1938 the theater was remodeled in an Art Deco style, reopened, and was dubbed the Co-Ed Theatre.

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New Permits Issued for 3612 N Cicero Avenue in Portage Park

A new permit was issued this week for the construction of a four-story mixed-use construction located at 3612 N Cicero Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood. The permit’s owners have been listed as Flavius Schiopu and plans indicate there will be retail on the first floor, and three total units spread across the remaining floors. Each of the units will be outfitted with a rear open porch, and the building will have a three-vehicle parking pad.

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