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The South Loop’s best apartments – proximity to retail shops

Bevello, Roosevelt Collection

Our earlier posts spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, the expressway grid, dining and nightlife, and the shortest walk to the Loop. The South Loop has a well-deserved rap for being under-retailed: it’s a retail desert. If ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 18, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Could Roosevelt Collection convert to condos?

Roosevelt Collection

Daniel McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests, had this to say at a recent Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) event, according to a recent news release: There is life in homeownership in Chicago, and some renters will become condo owners. We could convert our 342 apartments at the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop to condos today ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 17, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Updates: The Maxwell and Roosevelt Collection

Roosevelt Collection

The Roosevelt Collection’s retail space has finally begun to fill, years after the first apartment renters were led to believe they wouldn’t be living above vacant storefronts. H&M is now open, several additional shops appear nearly ready to open, and the project’s website is touting that “something big is happening … the evening of August ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at the long-awaited Roosevelt Collection retail

Roosevelt Collection

It was nearly four years ago when Chicago’s ever-deceptive rental services tried to sucker renters into the Lofts at Roosevelt Collection with the promise of “40+ great shops” and “Fabulous restaurants and outdoor cafes.” Many a lease has expired in the interim without any part of that promise having been fulfilled. In February of 2012 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day – a Bermuda triangle of lost opportunity

Roosevelt Collection, Chicago

Architecture critic Lynn Becker’s recent post on what he calls the “Viaduct District” is a goodie bag of memorable phrases and provocative perspectives. Consider this excerpt, and be sure to read his entire post: The area around the Roosevelt Collection has always been a Bermuda Triangle of lost opportunity, centered around the massive corporeal ghost ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 30, 2012
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A New York view into Wrigley Field

Aerial view of The New York

Writing about the Roosevelt Collection yesterday put me in a New York state of mind. It’s been several years since residents moved into the Roosevelt Collection with the anticipation that they’d soon be living in the midst of a thriving retail and dining scene that still hasn’t materialized. Back in 1987 tenants signed leases at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 23, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Still no signs of new retail at the Roosevelt Collection

Roosevelt Collection, Chicago

It’s been 10 months since developer Dan McCaffery announced plans for the “full-fledged construction on the main plaza at Roosevelt Collection:” Construction on the property will begin immediately so that we can stay on track to host a Grand Opening before November 1st of this year. In addition to having construction complete by that time, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 22, 2012

How to stage your guest suites and models

Brook Furniture Rental

Home stagers face a lot of challenges when decorating models and guest suites for apartment owners and real estate developers. They need to deliver quickly, on budget and on target for a specific – but not too specific – audience. In the video, Brook Furniture Rental‘s Kim Ashley and The Home Stage Chicago‘s Steffanie Danby ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 16, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An update on Lakeshore East from The Chicago Architecture Blog

Lakeshore East

The Chicago Architecture Blog recently stopped by the newly-opened

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 13, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Roosevelt Collection sells at half its cost

Roosevelt Collection, Chciago

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting (apparently behind its paywall) that a deal is imminent for the sale of the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop. The sale of the project, which cost approximately $350 million to build, will fetch between $160 and $175 million, according to the Crain’s report, resulting in the loss of Centrum ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Locator bedbugs still lying about Roosevelt Collection shops

Roosevelt Collection, Suoth Loop, Chicago

Back in August of 2009 we reported that apartment locator bedbugs (we used to call them maggots) were beginning to swarm the Roosevelt Collection apartments, and blatantly lying about the non-existent retail shops there. Sixteen months later the retail has yet to arrive, the Roosevelt Collection is for sale, and the apartment locator lies continue ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 22, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Lofts at Roosevelt Collection 95 percent leased, 85 percent occupied

The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection has been a popular search topic at YoChicago for the last year, and that interest is showing in its leasing activity. The development at 150 W Roosevelt Rd is now 95 percent leased and 85 percent occupied, leaving just 27 one- and two-bedroom apartments available for lease, says one a ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on July 20, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Floor plan focus: South Loop rentals

After seeing our corner one-bedroom showcase from a couple of weeks ago, reader Cg asked for more floor-plan comparisons. Today, I pulled similarly sized one-bedroom floor plans from three South Loop rental developments — Burnham Pointe, Amli 900, and Roosevelt Collection. Burnham Pointe at 730 S Clark St Tier 12: One-bedroom / one-bath, 816 square ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 19, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Look out, South Loop — your Kerasotes theater has arrived

After reading Sloopin’s latest Roosevelt Collection update yesterday, I felt it was time to ride down to pay another visit to the development at 150 W Roosevelt Rd in the South Loop. The place was buzzing with activity by the time I arrived, with workers racing all over the place to get things in shape ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 17, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Yo's year: Roosevelt Collection revisited

December’s a month meant for retrospectives and year-end lists, so over these final three weeks of 2009, I’ll dig back through our archives to see which posts and videos got people talking. I’m going to start off with YoChicago’s single most popular post of 2009, Joe Zekas’ plea for more information about Centrum Properties’ Lofts ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 9, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Kleiner sets launch of Roosevelt Collection bar for December 20

Commenter Brian did some investigation of his own last month and learned that Kerasotes planned to open its new ShowPlace ICON movie theater at Roosevelt Collection on Friday, December 18, just in time for James Cameron’s comeback and a musical remake of 8 1/2. If those options have you reaching for a stiff drink, don’t ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 3, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Ex-condo examinations: Comparing Roosevelt Collection and Burnham Pointe

What do Roosevelt Collection and Burnham Pointe have in common besides a ZIP code? Both were supposed to be condominium projects but converted into rental apartments prior to completion. Now that Roosevelt Collection is open for business, we can finally stack their price points and amenities side-by-side for a little South Loop showdown. Obviously there ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 5, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Outside and inside Roosevelt Collection

This morning I finally got around to piecing together footage from our visit to the recently opened Roosevelt Collection, located at 150 W Roosevelt Rd in the South Loop. There’s only so much we could see on Friday — a lot of the development is still fenced off and under construction, and only a couple ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 2, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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

After learning that people were actually living in one of Centrum Properties‘ Roosevelt 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 ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 28, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Roosevelt Collection open for business, accepting new tenants

Well, that didn’t take long. A mere six weeks have passed since Centrum Properties announced its decision to go rental at the Lofts at Roosevelt Collection, 150 W Roosevelt Rd in the South Loop, and already the development’s first phase of 170 apartments is 70 percent leased, with tenants starting to move in. Now that ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 24, 2009