Articles by Bee Ricketts

2848 W Adams Street

New Permits Issued to 2848 W Adams Street in East Garfield Park

A permit was approved yesterday for a new three-story residential building at 2848 W Adams Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The owner is listed as KPG Chicago LLC, and the current plans indicate this project will yield three total dwelling units with an open rear staircase. The project will also feature a three-vehicle parking garage at the rear. The lot is currently vacant.

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XO Marshmallow Café Finds New Home at 2730 North Clark Street in Lincoln Park

A popular Rogers Park business is on the move. XO’s Marshmallow Cafe first opened its doors at 6977 N Sheridan Road in 2017 where it has successfully operated as a fun and quirky place for locals to shop all things marshmallows. According to their site, the establishment was the “World’s First Marshmallow Café,” and the café has cultivated and kept its following by serving up homemade s’mores, gourmet hot chocolate, and other beverages topped off with marshmallow fluff.

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Monumental Baptist Church

Landmarking steps taken for 729 E Oakwood Boulevard in Grand Boulevard

The Chicago Landmarks Commission has initiated a preliminary recommendation to afford landmark status to the Monumental Baptist Church, located at 729 E Oakwood Boulevard in Grand Boulevard. The historic church was established in 1899 by architects Patton, Fisher, and Miller. In order to be considered for landmark status, a structure must meet a number of established criteria. The Monumental Baptists Church has many of the available criteria including value as an example of a city, state, or national heritage, relationship to a significant person, exemplary architecture, and a few other notable criteria including a distinctive visual feature.

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550 W Randolph Street. Rendering by Gensler

Permits Issued for Office Renovation at 550 W Randolph Street in West Loop Gate

Permits were issued early last week for a renovation project located at 550 West Randolph Street in West Loop Gate. The existing building is a warehouse and is located at the corner of W Randolph Street and N Clinton Street. The developer for this project has been listed as W.P. Carey and the project itself was designed by Gensler. We previously reported on the project in late 2020.

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