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

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Wonder if the car owner still owes on that parking ticket he got served?
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How did they miss that mistake on the chamfered corner..."Women's League".. nicely done
"Showmen's League..."
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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.
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Now I better understand what the NE corner looked like before the Walgreens was torn down
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Harry's Hot Dogs !!! ( would have been there at that time ).

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Old Posted Apr 26, 2022, 8:55 PM
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I had a hot dog there, years ago. Yay for me
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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.
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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!
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I got excited for news about this building when I checked this thread, but I guess hot dogs are nice too...
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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
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Yeah, I was just thinking about this the other day - regarding the zoning. I thought we woulda heard something. Sale/revision/extension etc.
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Approaching two decades since the old Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building was torn down... for what? A vacant lot.
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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.
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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.
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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):

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^^ 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.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2022, 4:42 AM
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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.
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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.
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