Initial approvals were granted by the Illinois Gaming Board for the temporary casino at 600 N Wabash Avenue in River North. Located within the Medinah Temple building across the street from the first UNO Pizzeria location, the temporary facility will operate for the next few years while a permanent home is built nearby. Led by Bally’s, who was the city’s winning casino bid last year, the structure will be renovated from a former furniture store into a state of the art gambling center designed by STL Architects and SOSH Architects.
Renovation permits have been issued for Medinah Temple in River North, where Bally’s has planned a temporary casino during the construction of its planned flagship location just west along the river. Originally designed by Huehl and Schmidt, the four-story structure at 600 N Wabash Avenue was built in 1912 in the Moorish Revival style.
The Permit Review Committee from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved plans for the temporary casino at Medinah Temple planned by Bally’s Corporation. As part of their winning casino bid, Bally’s will operate a temporary casino at Medinah Temple until the full-fledged casino is completed at the site of the current Tribune Freedom Center printing plant.
Last month Bally’s Corporation revealed its plans for the temporary casino at Medinah Temple. With the winning casino bid, Bally’s has announced it will be opening a temporary casino at Medinah Temple as a stop-gap prior to the completion of the new build on the site of the current Tribune Freedom Center printing plant.