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^^^ Fun fact:

The developer, architect, and contractor as well as all the neighbors assumed that the church in question was, well, a solid brick church. Once they started demolition it became apparent that the walls are actually super thick 2X8 frame with only a veneer of brick. This resulted in a total change of plans from a Steel frame supported facadectomy to a systematic rebuild of the wall from the inside replacing the old framing with CMU block.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2016, 1:21 PM
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So I'm a bit confused, but also happy, about this one. There's a building permit issued today for an 8 story hotel's foundatiion at 530 N LaSalle. That is the vacant lot just to the east of the Midas on the NW corner of LaSalle & Grand. I have no idea what this is (couldn't find it either). This is not the hotel at Hubbard & LaSalle (which is also taller). Current site

https://www.google.com/maps/place/la...fe85ae!6m1!1e1

Anyone remember anything about this one?
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2016, 2:44 PM
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^ Nice catch. I don't remember anything, but that's a huge improvement over a vacant lot. 8 stories is a bit short but some humanly scaled buildings downtown are not a bad thing
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^ Nice catch. I don't remember anything, but that's a huge improvement over a vacant lot. 8 stories is a bit short but some humanly scaled buildings downtown are not a bad thing
Yeah. I can't find anything about it. The owner listed is some LLC from Merrillville, IN with no results online and I can't find anything on the architect's website (I think it's DLR). 8 stories is not huge, but I think the city needs more buildings in that height in some areas. It's about the same or 1 story higher than the building right to the north of it so at least it might fit in with the scale.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2016, 2:59 PM
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Yeah. I can't find anything about it. The owner listed is some LLC from Merrillville, IN with no results online and I can't find anything on the architect's website (I think it's DLR). 8 stories is not huge, but I think the city needs more buildings in that height in some areas. It's about the same or 1 story higher than the building right to the north of it so at least it might fit in with the scale.
Interesting. White Lodging, a hotel development and management firm, is based in Merrillville, Indiana. I wonder if it is related.
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So I'm a bit confused, but also happy, about this one. There's a building permit issued today for an 8 story hotel's foundatiion at 530 N LaSalle. That is the vacant lot just to the east of the Midas on the NW corner of LaSalle & Grand. I have no idea what this is (couldn't find it either). This is not the hotel at Hubbard & LaSalle (which is also taller). Current site
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Anyone remember anything about this one?
At one time the owner of Cafe Iberico had proposed a hotel at that site. I don't know if it's still that or something new. Given the small scale, it wouldn't surprise me if it was him resurrecting his hotel idea.
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Interesting. White Lodging, a hotel development and management firm, is based in Merrillville, Indiana. I wonder if it is related.
It's them. Nice catch. Just looked at the address and it matches up. They are the ones who run Aloft River North, Courtyard Mag Mile, Fairfield River North, etc. The company name on the permit is Choxy LLC - wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the hotel.

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At one time the owner of Cafe Iberico had proposed a hotel at that site. I don't know if it's still that or something new. Given the small scale, it wouldn't surprise me if it was him resurrecting his hotel idea.
That's pretty interesting. Anywhere online with that? Had never heard it before.
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It's them. Nice catch. Just looked at the address and it matches up. They are the ones who run Aloft River North, Courtyard Mag Mile, Fairfield River North, etc. The company name on the permit is Choxy LLC - wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the hotel.
https://hotel-development.marriott.com/brands/moxy/

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It's them. Nice catch. Just looked at the address and it matches up. They are the ones who run Aloft River North, Courtyard Mag Mile, Fairfield River North, etc. The company name on the permit is Choxy LLC - wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the hotel.
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That's pretty interesting. Anywhere online with that? Had never heard it before.
I don't think it was ever online, but it used to be mentioned in scrolling text across the bottom of the TV screens in the restaurant.

Jose Lagoa is the name of Cafe Iberico's owner. I think Choxy is Spanglish slang for "foxy chica."
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I don't think it was ever online, but it used to be mentioned in scrolling text across the bottom of the TV screens in the restaurant.

Jose Lagoa is the name of Cafe Iberico's owner. I think Choxy is Spanglish slang for "foxy chica."
That's hilarious - How long ago were those there anyway?

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You might be onto something. This site mentions a Moxy opening in Chicago in 2017. Leaning towards this being a Moxy hotel.

http://news.marriott.com/p/moxy-hotels/
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I would not be surprised if Choxy = Chicago Moxy. Nice work folks!
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2016, 6:43 PM
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^ Yeah if the LLC is called Choxy then that would be too much of a coincidence. Looks like we have our answer
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^ Yeah if the LLC is called Choxy then that would be too much of a coincidence. Looks like we have our answer
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