A potential opening date for this weekend has been announced for the upcoming temporary casino at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. Located on the corner with E Ontario Street and within the historical Medinah Temple, the new facility will operate until the larger permanent casino is completed nearby. Rhode-Island based Bally’s has spent the summer building out the space designed by STL Architects and SOSH Architects.
The mixed-use tower at 741 N Wells Street in River North is nearing the end of its construction phase, with the last of the facade installation now underway. Developed by Vista Property, the 21-story building spans 201,000 square feet and will feature 168 apartments atop 4,000 square feet of ground-level retail.
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.
Today, YIMBY takes a look at the adaptive re-use project of Asador Bastian, a steakhouse at 214 W Erie Street in River North, having opened this past April. The Flair House, an 1800s townhouse and former office space, now houses this boutique restaurant experience, blending architectural elements of old and new across its three stories.
Units are now available for lease at The Rhône, a 13-story mixed-use high-rise with 31 corner units and ground-level retail. Situated at 144 W Erie Street near the center of River North, the property was formerly the site of an auto body shop, and much like other recent projects, the development has converted from condominiums to apartments to adapt to shifts in market demand.