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Old Posted Dec 16, 2019, 7:01 PM
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I'm hearing rumblings of one of the food suppliers to Home Chef taking a large amount of space in this building for "manufacturing" ie cooking of Home Chef meals. Big if true!
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2019, 8:01 PM
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I'm hearing rumblings of one of the food suppliers to Home Chef taking a large amount of space in this building for "manufacturing" ie cooking of Home Chef meals. Big if true!
Interesting. But, just for the record, there will be no "cooking". The kits come to you with the raw ingredients. There is certainly assembly and packaging involved, but no cooking as such.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 6:05 AM
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^Home Chef is pre-cooked. Other options like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron are cooked entirely at home. Another tell tale is the largest grease duct I’ve ever heard of, 12’x12’, was recently installed for “future” use.
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^Home Chef is pre-cooked. Other options like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron are cooked entirely at home. Another tell tale is the largest grease duct I’ve ever heard of, 12’x12’, was recently installed for “future” use.
Home Chefs meal kit delivery is raw ingredients. Only their new "Heat and Eat" retail option is pre-cooked.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 5:12 PM
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Home Chefs meal kit delivery is raw ingredients. Only their new "Heat and Eat" retail option is pre-cooked.
I'm getting hungry !
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 5:20 PM
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Does anyone know when the food hall at the post office is going to open? I work near there and would like to eat there at lunch time.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 5:23 PM
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Does anyone know when the food hall at the post office is going to open? I work near there and would like to eat there at lunch time.
That makes two of us. There's also construction happening on the west side of Union Station, where another food hall will go.

Union Station to build new food hall in long-vacant space
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2019, 6:10 PM
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Has Phase 1 of this project started? I've herd a lot about this project and I don't know if it's cancelled, envisioned, or has started yet.
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2019, 6:18 PM
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Has Phase 1 of this project started? I've herd a lot about this project and I don't know if it's cancelled, envisioned, or has started yet.
Lol where have you been? They pretty much leased the entire building and are already delivering space. Pretty incredible pace for a project of this size...
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:03 PM
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Lol where have you been? They pretty much leased the entire building and are already delivering space. Pretty incredible pace for a project of this size...
I know, I'm sorry for asking a dumb question. I just wasn't sure what had been going on because I've seen so many sources saying different things. Are they still doing the plans with the massive skyscrapers or not?
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:15 PM
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Are they still doing the plans with the massive skyscrapers or not?
no.

the original scheme from Davies with those super-tall skyscrapers was always an extremely pie-in-the-sky fever-dream.

those towers have't been a thing since Davies sold the property over 3.5 years ago, just before he passed away.

despite what various corners of the internet erroneously believe, they were never actual, serious proposals.
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:27 PM
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I know, I'm sorry for asking a dumb question. I just wasn't sure what had been going on because I've seen so many sources saying different things. Are they still doing the plans with the massive skyscrapers or not?
Here is a recent update on renovations (as of October). I think work on the rooftop, river walk, and tenant-specific build-outs remain:

http://www.chicagomag.com/real-estat...ost-Office/#/0
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2019, 8:21 PM
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the original scheme from Davies with those super-tall skyscrapers was always an extremely pie-in-the-sky fever-dream.

those towers have't been a thing since Davies sold the property over 3.5 years ago, just before he passed away.

despite what various corners of the internet erroneously believe, they were never actual, serious proposals.
Right. I am curious if the entitlements for those towers are still in place. Does anyone know?
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Old Posted Dec 28, 2019, 4:23 PM
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Right. I am curious if the entitlements for those towers are still in place. Does anyone know?
The entitlements still exist, but are somewhat diminished as Davies plan called for a large chunk of the post office to be removed. Since that didn't end up happening probably 1 million SF of the FAR previously shown as other towers is now used up by the post office itself.

It's still very possible we see a supertall here eventually as the developer is unlikely to forget they have a huge entitlement for more towers here.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2020, 12:30 AM
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Via the BMO webcam: After several months of nothing they seem to be resuming work on the OPO roof again - at least in the tiny section that is visible via the webcam.

https://app.oxblue.com/open/clarkcon...erconstruction

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Just about to say, Longest. Drilling. Ever. Hope there's no financial issues.
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Old Posted Feb 29, 2020, 3:07 PM
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Post and images about Walgreens build-out:

http://www.sloopin.com/2020/02/a-loo...ns-office.html
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Per the BMO Tower OxBlue cam, the visible portion of OPOs rooftop terrace is just about complete. Looks very nice


https://app.oxblue.com/open/clarkconstruction/underconstruction
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I was on a CRE webinar with some of the project team today... really incredible stories like you often get in these big historic projects.

-Building is 80% leased up
-Rooftop is substantially complete and will open to the building tenants next week (7/1)
-No public access to the rooftop at first but a restaurant of some kind is planned - yet to start concept phase, probably 2022 opening at the earliest
-Ground-level food court by 16" On Center should be starting build-out this summer, including an outdoor plaza overlooking the river
-No firm plans to build a riverwalk at this time
-Work continues at the track level to reinforce and shore up the concrete structure
-Work on the 290/Congress tunnel should also start this summer

I meant to ask about the plaza areas along Canal, but I forgot... I assume these are on hold until the city rebuilds the Canal St viaduct.
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