Retail


Rendering of 7412 W Irving Park Road

Sears Six Corners Takes 28th Spot In Year-End Countdown

Snatching the 28th spot in our year-end countdown is the redevelopment of the former Sears store at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Sitting on the six-corner intersection with N Cicero Avenue and N Milwaukee Avenue, the project adds density to the intersection anchored by Clarendale Six Corners which took the 31st spot in our 2021 countdown. Finishing touches are currently being added by developer and general contractor Novak Construction.

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Two-Story Restaurant Renovation Progresses at 431 N Dearborn Street in River North

An existing retail structure at 431 N Dearborn Street is currently undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovation work, with new windows having now been installed. Built in 1948, this two-story River North building owned by Friedman Companies long served as the Getschow Company’s engineering headquarters. Most recently, it housed Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, which closed the location in 2020. The Group is leading the current revamp, which will consist of two new restaurants.

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Renovation Work Spotted at 679 N Michigan Avenue along Magnificent Mile

With the exterior removed, significant renovations are underway at 679 N Michigan Avenue along Magnificent Mile. The structure was formerly an Apple Store, then subsequently the canvas for a mural titled “Rapt on The Mile” by Nick Cave and Bob Faust. This third chapter for the four-story building will be a retail redevelopment by Nick Canellis and will span four levels. According to an article by Crain’s Chicago Business, H&M will be the occupying tenant.

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