In remembrance of old-time coffeeshop

In remembrance of the old-time coffeeshop By: Ashley Boncimino and Lorene Yue There’s no shortage of chic brunch spots in Chicago, but downtown’s share of cheap, authentic diners is shrinking. The latest casualty: Ohio House Coffee Shop, a River North classic with more than 50 years of history. It will close at the end of […]

Saks closing Mag Mile men’s store, combining with flagship

Saks closing Mag Mile men’s store, combining with flagship By: Micah Maidenberg Saks Inc. is closing its standalone men’s store on North Michigan Avenue, teeing up a $5 million renovation of its department store across the street. New York-based Saks is jettisoning the 36,000-square-foot men’s store at 717 N. Michigan Ave. after a roughly 15-year […]

Archived News Issues

Stone Real Estate wins Block 37 mall leasing job – April 30, 2012 ‘Solid guys with no attitude’ have 2 new eateries in works – January 11, 2012 Restaurants filling in for retailers on Michigan Avenue – September 26, 2011 Messenger bag retailer setting up shop in Wicker Park – May 12, 2011 Studley books […]

2009 Overview – Chicago Loop Retail Analysis

‘Uncommon strength’ for Loop retail market Crain’s Retail vacancy downtown climbed last year as several stores and restaurants in the Central Loop closed shop amid a recession that socked retailers nationwide. The Loop’s retail vacancy edged higher to 14.1% last year from 13.7% in 2008, which was a six-year low, according to an annual report […]

2007 Overview – Chicago Loop Retail Analysis

Loop retail maintains solid footing The Chicago Loop’s retail real estate market remains vibrant, as the market’s three main strengths — dynamic Millennium Park tourist traffic, developing downtown residential market and strong office tenant densities — attract more retailers to the Loop. With an infusion of approximately 200,000 square feet added to the market, arguably […]