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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 3:54 PM
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As much as FOTP is a severely flawed organization with positions that are antithetical to their supposed mission, I doubt it since this is well far enough away from the lakefront (although, I couldn't tell if you were joking or not).

E-sports is so HUGE, I'm glad there will a dedicated 'arena' for it here in Chicago:




Koo & Associates (from the Crain's article)
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I'm not a gamer and the idea that e-sports would displace actual physical sports at a time of soaring obesity is... concerning.

But damn that's a cool building. Will look awesome looming over the Stevenson or glowing along the Green Line.
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 6:43 PM
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^^That's funny because it's not quite accurate - I think that stereotypical image of gamers is a dated mentality; most professional gamers that I've seen are skinny high school or college kids (or older), and they make a lot of money. Like in the millions. Jokes on us.
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Ugh....Reading that article I saw another -https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/wrigleyville-developer-sues-movie-theater-operator that really depressed me. Was looking forward to that theater. Assumed they were in trouble.

Also, the newish Starbucks in the office building on Gallagher Way is closing permanently on Friday. That is a biggie.
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What ever happened to the 'Chicago Blues Experience'?

I realize that there is a pandemic, but that project seemed to have stalled well before COVID was even an issue.

It appears that nobody has successfully launched a Blues-themed museum in Chicago as of yet...
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Old Posted Nov 25, 2020, 10:23 PM
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What ever happened to the 'Chicago Blues Experience'?

I realize that there is a pandemic, but that project seemed to have stalled well before COVID was even an issue.

It appears that nobody has successfully launched a Blues-themed museum in Chicago as of yet...
True story: I cannot tell you how many times I've thought about the same damn thing. I would love for a Chicago Blue Museum to exist.
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Tribune renovation is looking good. The thought of Tribune East, Parcel I and 400LSD rising together makes me extremely happy.

I think the Thompson Center should sell next year too, I wonder how long it will take them to release plans for the site.
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[QUOTE=harryc;9117463]Nov 23



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I'm not a gamer and the idea that e-sports would displace actual physical sports at a time of soaring obesity is... concerning.

But damn that's a cool building. Will look awesome looming over the Stevenson or glowing along the Green Line.
I was going to be a track star but decided to play Xbox instead?

Esports is where people watch professional gamers compete with each other just like watching the NFL. Most esports spectators are not “gamers”... just like most who watch the NFL are not linebackers.
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This was going to be re-used for residental.


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Harlem and North - the old Sears in Galewood.
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I think the Thompson Center should sell next year too, I wonder how long it will take them to release plans for the site.
You so sure about that, big shoots?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coron...i4m-story.html
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You so sure about that, big shoots?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coron...i4m-story.html
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The state now has until April 5, 2022, to reach an agreement with a buyer for the 1.2 million-square-foot glass-and-steel structure, though the legislature could grant another extension.

“Although the overall project schedule has been impacted by COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services is moving forward with the sale of the James R. Thompson Center,” spokeswoman Marjani Williams said in a statement.
Well I guess that's not so shocking.
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