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the urban politician Apr 25, 2022 3:21 PM

^ Here is a current streetview of roughly the same vista:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/W+...!4d-87.6353824

oakesd88 Apr 26, 2022 3:52 AM

Wonder if the car owner still owes on that parking ticket he got served?

UpwithOlives Apr 26, 2022 4:08 AM

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Originally Posted by bcp (Post 9608488)
How did they miss that mistake on the chamfered corner..."Women's League".. nicely done

"Showmen's League..."

UpwithOlives Apr 26, 2022 3:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bcp (Post 9608686)
Who knew? Oh..you did - thanks for clarifying, didn't know that was a thing!

I'm not that worldly. It was in the original post. :cheers:

Rizzo Apr 26, 2022 5:15 PM

Now I better understand what the NE corner looked like before the Walgreens was torn down

harryc Apr 26, 2022 7:08 PM

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Originally Posted by UpwithOlives (Post 9608519)
"Showmen's League..."

Harry's Hot Dogs !!! ( would have been there at that time ).

2009




https://abc7chicago.com/archive/6704584/

the urban politician Apr 26, 2022 8:55 PM

I had a hot dog there, years ago. Yay for me

Neuman Jun 16, 2022 7:25 PM

Harry's
 
I use to eat at Harry's often about 20 years ago. He didn't trust any of his employees. He always ran the register, no one was allowed to touch it. :) the other character on that block was Perry and Perry's deli. One of the best delis in the city. It still exists but it's a shadow of what it once was, it shares space with the Bacci pizza along Franklin on that same block.

I started working at 333 W Wacker in late 2000, I remember walking past the old Merc building as they were tearing it down, not aware of what is was. Never ventured inside, wish I had.

The Pimp Jun 17, 2022 6:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Neuman (Post 9651864)
I use to eat at Harry's often about 20 years ago. He didn't trust any of his employees. He always ran the register, no one was allowed to touch it. :) the other character on that block was Perry and Perry's deli. One of the best delis in the city. It still exists but it's a shadow of what it once was, it shares space with the Bacci pizza along Franklin on that same block.

I started working at 333 W Wacker in late 2000, I remember walking past the old Merc building as they were tearing it down, not aware of what is was. Never ventured inside, wish I had.

Perry always had the best sandwiches!

Toasty Joe Jun 19, 2022 2:11 PM

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Originally Posted by harryc (Post 9608897)
Harry's Hot Dogs !!! ( would have been there at that time ).

2009



https://abc7chicago.com/archive/6704584/

lmao that's my boss in the background

Zapatan Jun 19, 2022 5:38 PM

I got excited for news about this building when I checked this thread, but I guess hot dogs are nice too... :shrug:

Randomguy34 Aug 30, 2022 8:45 PM

Less than a month until this building's zoning expires. A whole decade and still no broken ground. Say your farewell's to this thread while you have a chance

rivernorthlurker Aug 30, 2022 9:37 PM

Yeah, I was just thinking about this the other day - regarding the zoning. I thought we woulda heard something. Sale/revision/extension etc.

r18tdi Aug 30, 2022 9:58 PM

Approaching two decades since the old Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building was torn down... for what? A vacant lot.

thegoatman Aug 30, 2022 10:18 PM

It should be illegal to tear something down in this city if you dont have a concentrated plan on what to do next with it. So many demolitions in this city which just end up vacants lots for years, pathetic.

marothisu Aug 30, 2022 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by thegoatman (Post 9716956)
It should be illegal to tear something down in this city if you dont have a concentrated plan on what to do next with it. So many demolitions in this city which just end up vacants lots for years, pathetic.

A lot of the demos in the city are actually due to something being neglected so much that it becomes a danger to still have the structure standing. Most demos in the city are really on the south and west sides as well.

Toasty Joe Aug 31, 2022 1:56 AM

good - this site is prime for a supertall. Could maybe eventually see it help Sears out from this angle (from Urbanize article on 300 N Michigan):

https://chicago.urbanize.city/sites/...?itok=ZihPssqX

Zapatan Aug 31, 2022 2:07 AM

^^ Yea, it could be good news that the zoning expires? We don't know who will get control of the site (if anyone new) but this would be a great spot for a new supertall office tower (or any type but office seems more appropriate in this area).

Maybe Google's move to the loop could be a good omen and cause other major companies to follow.

thegoatman Aug 31, 2022 4:42 AM

no way a supertall gets built there, that area is basically the south loop. Supertalls right on the river/lake can't get off, then this cant.

marothisu Aug 31, 2022 5:16 AM

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Originally Posted by thegoatman (Post 9717215)
no way a supertall gets built there, that area is basically the south loop. Supertalls right on the river/lake can't get off, then this cant.

lol...................


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