Facade pieces are being installed for a new Aldi grocery store at 3930 N Kilpatrick Avenue in Portage Park. Occupying a previously vacant lot, the single-story retail venue will provide 21,000 square feet of space and 67 surface parking spaces.
Situated at 679 N Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile, a retail redevelopment project is progressing with its facade work. The building, which previously housed an Apple Store and featured the ‘Rapt on The Mile’ mural by Nick Cave and Bob Faust, is undergoing transformation under the direction of Nick Canellis and will encompass four levels with H&M as its tenant.
Construction progress at 1043 N Rush Street, a mixed-use development in the Near North Side, has reached the completion of structural work for its two floors. The 20,709-square-foot project, led by L3 Capital and designed by GREC Architects, is characterized by a future exterior of tan brick cladding, dark metal features, and arched bays on the street level.
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.
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.