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The enduring appeal of living in Old Town

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Old Town was the neighborhood of choice in the 60s and 70s when the north side of Chicago began its decades-long and continuing revitalization. Throughout the years it remained the neighborhood of choice for Chicagoans who wanted to live in a lively, low-density, pedestrian-friendly, architecturally diverse environment close to one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, bars, parks, Oak ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
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Fun, food and fitness at Old Town apartments

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Residents at 1225 Old Town can take part in on-site wellness and fitness events four days a week: Pilates on Saturday, yoga on Sunday, Zumba on Monday and Boot Camp on Tuesday. The fitness center at the luxury apartment tower is open 24/7 for residents who prefer a self-guided workout or one with their personal ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2015
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Ride an Old Town elevator to great grocery shopping and coffee

Plum Market

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and an unexpected number of guests have polished off the liquid refreshments and munchies by halftime. You could call one of the new liquor or food delivery services and learn that the game has generated long wait times for service. Or, if you live in one of the luxury apartments at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 6, 2015
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Free fitness, fun and food at 1225 Old Town apartments

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Residents of 1225 Old Town frequently have tough choices to make: step outside and enjoy the great Old Town neighborhood, or stay home and attend one of the many social activities taking place at their luxury apartment community. On Wednesday, November 12, Plum Market will host a free private wine tasting exclusively for 1225 residents. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 5, 2014
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Does Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker deliberately lie on Craigslist?

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After having looked at many of Collin Walker’s repetitive ads at Craigslist, my considered opinion is that his ads often contain deliberate lies. We posted on what we deemed a Walker lie yesterday, and here’s another … Walker had seven ads active on Craigslist yesterday for “beautiful new” and “beautifully updated” Lincoln Park and Old ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 8, 2014
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A brief look inside the new Plum Market in Old Town

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I dislike grocery shopping and I dislike cooking even more. The ultimate apartment amenity for me would be having a full-service grocery in the building. Residents at the new 1225 Old Town apartments have a pool, a fitness center, a theater, party rooms, a business center and more. They also have the one amenity I’d ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 5, 2013
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A video look inside Old Town’s best apartments

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1225 Old Town is a new boutique high-rise at 1225 N Wells St in Chicago’s pedestrian-friendly Old Town neighborhood. 1225 has a full complement of stylish amenities: a sundeck and pool, fitness center, resident lounge with coffee service, a theater, a dog run and a demonstration kitchen and business center. 1225 Old Town’s most fabulous ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 8, 2013
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1225 Old Town Apartments, 1225 N Wells St, Old Town

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The 16-story, 250-unit 1225 Old Town at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, broke ground in April of 2011, began moving in residents in July of 2012, and was 85% leased by mid-December. The rapid lease-up is easy to understand: 1225 was the first new rental high-rise in the sought-after Old Town neighborhood in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 4, 2013
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Terra cotta façade restoration nearly complete at 1225 Old Town

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The recently-reported sale of the 250-unit 1225 Old Town apartment high-rise can easily pass unnoticed, but the restoration of the ornate terra cotta façade on the site is sure to attract attention. It was nearly complete when we stopped by on Monday. Signage on the site indicates that upscale grocer Plum Market is on schedule ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 10, 2013
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Is an upscale food market a renter’s amenity of choice?

Plum Market in Old Town

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, New York developers are viewing hip food markets as “the amenity of choice. They help owners bring an authentic edge to a new building while also helping them fetch top rents.” Upscale grocers, including the soon-to-open Plum Market at 1225 Old Town, incorporate enough variety ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 3, 2013

Terra cotta restoration underway and Intelligentsia joins Plum Market at 1225 Old Town

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The elaborate terra cotta façade that graced the Grossinger Cadillac dealership in Old Town was disassembled and restored to near-original condition while a new luxury high-rise was under construction on the site. The re-installation of the façade, which blends the striking new tower into the classic surroundings of its Old Town location, began earlier this ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 15, 2013
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1225 Old Town honored as Development of the Year

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The Sun-Times 25th annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards, billed as the “Oscars of the local industry,” were announced at a dinner last Thursday night. The sold-out event reportedly drew 1,800 attendees and raised more than $1 million for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Development of the Year award for projects completed in 2012 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 11, 2013
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Plum Market sets opening date at 1225 Old Town, partnership with chef Takashi Yagihashi

Plum Market in Old Town

Starting on June 13, residents of 1225 Old Town, the new luxury apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town will only have to head downstairs to access some of Chicago’s best cuisine. Plum Market, Old Town’s neighborhood connection to natural, organic, local and specialty items, is proud to announce a partnership with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 14, 2013

Are renters and landlords losers with Chicago Apartment Finders?

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The Habitat Company, for those of you who may not be familiar with it, is in the top-tier of professional management companies. In its more than 40-year history Habitat has developed more than 17,000 residential units, and changed the face of Chicago. The company’s founder, Daniel Levin, is a legend in the industry and his ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 12, 2013
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1225 Old Town over 85% leased; Plum Market begins construction

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1225 Old Town, the sponsor of our Old Town Rental Guide, had leased more than 85% of its 250 studio to 3-bedroom apartments as of late last week. First occupancies in the building were less than 6 months ago. According to David Bach of Hines Interests, “the biggest piece of news for the property is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 19, 2012
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JDL adds more apartments to Old Town development surge

Aerial view of Old Town

After years of inactivity the southern part of Old Town has become a hotbed of new construction. JDL Development and Harlem Irving Cos are proposing a 5-story building with 71 apartments and ground-floor retail on a site directly across the street from the recently opened, rapidly renting 250-unit 1225 Old Town apartments. Construction recently began ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 21, 2012
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A video tour of Old Town’s newest apartments

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The recently-completed 1225 Old Town, 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, features studio, convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments. The light, airy units have spacious, well thought-out layouts with hardwood floors, large closets and kitchens with great cabinet and counter space. Many of the units also have balconies. David Bach of Hines Interests ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2012
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1225 Old Town continues rapid lease-up

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1225 Old Town, the new 16-story, 250-unit apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, is leasing up rapidly. The following update came via email yesterday from David Bach, an associate with Hines Interests: Just wanted to let you know that we’ve received our certificate of occupancy for floors 1-8 and accordingly have ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 3, 2012
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1225 Old Town apartments renting rapidly

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1225 Old Town, the new 16-story, 250-unit apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, is ahead of its construction schedule and anticipates welcoming new residents beginning in July. According to David Bach, an associate with Hines Interests, online leasing began May 1st, the rental office across the street opened May 15th, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 11, 2012
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The views from 1225 Old Town’s amenities level

View west from 1225 Old Town

1225 Old Town, the new 16-story apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, is ahead of its construction schedule and prepping to begin welcoming new residents in July. The leasing office at 1212 N Wells St has been busy, and apartments are renting more rapidly than initially expected. Several lower floors were ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 8, 2012