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 unabated at Craigslist.
In Chicago, lying is part of the apartment locator services business model, and another key element is placing 1,000s of repetitive ads on Craigslist to bewilder tenants into thinking there are endless options. In reality, there are fewer than a dozen apartment complexes in the South Loop, and a number of condos for rent through the MLS.
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