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Without retail tenants, Roosevelt Collection adds color to Roosevelt Road streetscape

by Joseph Askins on 9/28/09

Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

After learning that people were actually living in one of Centrum PropertiesRoosevelt Collection mid-rises, Erik and I knew we needed to get inside and take a look around. We’ve watched the development’s construction primarily from the Roosevelt Road sidewalk, but the fences and barricades are gone now, and about a third of Roosevelt Collection’s oval-shaped drive is open to vehicles and pedestrians.

As you can see in the pictures above and below, many of the ground-level retail spaces in the eastern mid-rise, located at 150 W Roosevelt Rd, have are covered with colorful, billboard-sized posters. The Habitat Companies, Roosevelt Collection’s property manager, said in a recent press release that most of the development’s retail tenants will not open until fall of 2010. At least one business will be open for business by the end of this year, however — a new Kerasotes ShowPlace theater will start showing movies around Thanksgiving.

Check back later this week for video and more photos from outside and inside Roosevelt Collection.

Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

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Anon1 September 28, 2009 at 6:26 PM

It’s going to be kind of awkward for pedestrians who will have to pass through lots of empty storefronts just to get to the theater.

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BB September 28, 2009 at 10:52 PM

I’ve got to be honest, the outdoor pedestrian space of this development look incredibly cheap and lack quality details of any sort.

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Papu September 29, 2009 at 12:01 PM

I am excited about the new theater. One here, one at Block 37, and one more New City in a few years.

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SheridanB October 1, 2009 at 2:43 PM

If a lot of people go to the theater, retailers will take notice (one hopes).

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