Haberdasher Square Lofts, then and now

Haberdasher Square Lofts, Chicago

Our file on the Haberdasher Square Lofts, 710 – 728 W Jackson Blvd, dates back to 1996, when American Invsco was closing out the project’s first phase and launching into its second.

The initial round of development saw the conversion of an old 12-story building, formerly occupied by the Hart Schaffner Marx clothing company, into 150 lofts; the second phase adapted an eight-story, red-brick structure once known as the Wurlitzer Building into 84 units, with amenities like a rooftop dog run, a small basketball court, a party room, a fitness room, and a sundeck with hot tub.

At the time, Phase II’s lofts ranged from $111,500 for one-bedrooms with 795 square feet to $206,500 for two-bedrooms with 1,500 square feet.

Jump forward 15 years to today, prices at Haberdasher Square range from $199,000, the list price for a 1,000 square-foot, one-bedroom / one-bath short sale listed by our friend Ted Guarnero, to $389,000, for a 1,670 square-foot two-bedroom / two-bath.

No units are listed for rent.

Six lofts have sold at Haberdasher Square in the past year, closing anywhere from the $260s to $640s. In fact, that home in the $260s — unit #326 — was the “loft of many nooks” that Joe Zekas and Ted Guarnero visited during a tour of the building last spring:

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