Featured, Luxury

Coming Soon: Luxury Living at 1000M

Chicago has a new skyscraper in the works. Located at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, 1000M is a new luxury condo development currently in pre-construction. Towering 74 stories tall, the building will overlook Grant Park and offer sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Designed by world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn, alongside interiors by Chicago native Kara Mann, 1000M is targeted toward the luxury buyer. The building will feature 323 condominiums and full service amenities, like a sundeck, swimming pool, gardens, sky terrace, gym and spa.

Available units range in price from $570,000 to $8,100,000 — varying in size from 926 to 5,488 square feet. Sales for 1000M will begin in late spring/early summer 2017. The development is scheduled for completion in 2021. For additional details, contact @properties.

 

Take a peek at 1000M, Chicago’s newest luxury building…

 

 

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Events

5 Kid Free Activities in Chicago

 

No kids allowed!

Kid Free Events in Chicago this Summer

We love our little ones, but sometimes it’s nice to attend an event where little kiddies have to stay home. Call a babysitter because we’ve got a list of our top 5 kid free events this summer in Chicago. For tickets and more info, click here

 

Adults Night at the Lincoln Park Zoo

THU, JUL 21 AT 6:30 PM, CHICAGO, IL

Lincoln Park Zoo – 2150 North Cannon Street, Chicago, IL 60614

From the zoo website: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Well, now’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head over to Lincoln Park Zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, concessions, including cash bars throughout the zoo and entertainment at this after-hours event.

 

ART PARTY: So Live at the Lacuna Artists Lofts

FRI, JUN 10 AT 7:00 PM, CHICAGO, IL

Lacuna Artist Lofts – 2150 South Canalport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

This kid free, second Friday show will feature sculptor, Craig Campbell, renowned artist for The Hobbit trilogy, as well as other notable projects. This particular show is about live art demos and pop-ups from local artists. There will be a live DJ as well as five floors of curated public space.

 

Ladies’ Night Out at Moe’s Cantina

MON, JUN 20 AT 5:00 PM, CHICAGO, IL

Moe’s Cantina – 155 W Kinzie St, Chicago, Il 60654

This unique ladies night is catered toward bachelorette and, surprisingly, divorce parties! Tickets include entrance to the event, a raffle ticket to win free drinks/prizes, mini manicures and games.

 

2nd Annual Miami in Chicago at Oak Street Beach

FRI, JULY 15 AT 6:00 PM, CHICAGO, IL

Oak Street Beach – 1001 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Can’t afford a vacation to Miami? We’ll we’ve brought Miami to you! Tickets include event entry, two drink tickets, buffet, and entertainment for 4 hours (DJ, Dancers, Beach Contest).

 

Top Dogs of Summer Road Show at Pork & Mindy’s

THU, JUN 9 AT 5:00 PM

Pork & Mindy’s – 1623 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Hosted by Mikes Hard Lemonade, this event will feature Food Network Star Jeff Mauro and his take on the backyard favorite, the hot dog. Kicking off patio season, this Bucktown eatery will offer samples of the black cherry hard lemonade with Mauro’s hot dog creation. If you can’t make the event, the hot dog will be available at Pork & Mindy’s through the end of the week.

 

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Unique Homes

This Has Got To Be The Coolest South Loop Loft In Chicago

This South Loop loft located at 1503 S State St. has got to be one of the coolest lofts in Chicago!

This 1,500-square-foot loft has its own 2,000-square-foot private green roof. This place was made for the summer months and outdoor entertaining.

With a distinctive loft floor plan, this loft was designed for real urban living. It’s super stylish and features a granite kitchen with high-end appliances. The home also features a Whirlpool duet washer and dryer, custom lighting, Italian porcelain tile, heated floors in master bath and sun room, and an attached heated garage parking but that is an additional 20k.

The loft features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The loft is on the market for quite the price: $525,000.

The location is great! It’s near public transportation, grocery stores, restaurants, museums, parks and the Lake.

Check this place out below:

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ABOUT SOUTH LOOP

The South Loop is such a dynamic mix of attractions and histories that the neighborhood tends to be seen as many different things to many different people. Consider the assorted areas that comprise the South Loop:

Much of its eastern edge is encompassed by the Museum Campus, an impressive collection of cultural treasures that includes the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. This campus sits on scenic lakefront parklands that are an extension of Grant Park. With 319 acres of green space and recreational fields, Grant Park is known as “Chicago’s front yard” to locals and also plays host to major city events such as Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival and Lollapalooza. 

Jutting out further into Lake Michigan is Northerly Island, a peninsula sought out by nature lovers, while along the southern edge the sports fans know Soldier Field as the stadium for the beloved Chicago Bears football team. Meeting attendees are most familiar with McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the country, which is also in the immediate area.

And yet there are even more facets to the South Loop. History buffs point out the Motor Row District along South Michigan Avenue and nearby Prairie Avenue District, the “Millionaire’s Row” that was lined with mansions belonging to Chicago’s most wealthy elite during the end of the 19th century.

In the adjacent Printer’s Row neighborhood, urban loft condos now fill the commercial spaces in what was formerly the center of the Midwest’s publishing industry. Connections to this past are still seen within the venerable, independent book store and annual summer lit fest here. But business professionals and students have brought new life and redevelopment (though the vibe remains mellow), filling the restaurants, music clubs, smaller theaters and museums that have all established themselves in the community.

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