A future single-story restaurant at 169 W Ontario Street in River North now sports new windows on both the front and rear facades. The building, formerly home to Al’s Beef from 1985 to 2020, is currently under renovation. Al’s Beef relocated just one block south to 548 N Wells Street.
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Located at 1002 South Racine Avenue in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, construction is now above grade for a six-story mixed-use building. Developed by Related Midwest in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, the project is part of the Roosevelt Square Phase 3B masterplan. This sub-phase will yield three mixed-income apartment buildings, as well as a fourth building for The National Museum of Public Housing and an additional 15 residences with affordable options.
The National Public Housing Museum is on its way to becoming a new cultural landmark for Little Italy and the broader Near West Side as extensive renovation work continues. The development firm Related Midwest, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, has taken on this project located at 1322 W Taylor Street.
Construction progress can be seen for the single-story addition at the former site of the iconic Al’s Beef Restaurant, situated at 169 W Ontario Street in River North. The existing single-story masonry building was home to the famed restaurant from 1985 to 2020. YIMBY reported on the initial foundation work in December 2021.
Foundation work can be seen for a new single-story addition at the former site of the iconic Al’s Beef Restaurant, situated at 169 W Ontario Street in River North. The sandwich hub had occupied the existing single-story masonry building from 1985 to 2020, upon which it relocated just one block south to 548 N Wells Street.