Celebrating Hairpin Lofts!

Let’s put the Sachs/Payless moniker to rest and get used to Hairpin Lofts rolling off the tongue.

Tuesday was a day of celebration for the Hairpin Lofts and Logan Square Arts Center, the official “groundbreaking” for the project.

Of course there’s no real ground to break on a rehabilitation project.
Preliminary construction has already been underway.  You’ve probably noticed the scaffolding is up and parts of the sidewalk are closed (photo right) to allow for the ongoing construction of the project, slated for completion in about one year’s time.

But Tuesday was the ceremonial start and an opportunity for City of Chicago officials, the development and finance teams, the local arts (photo below) and preservation communities, and neighbors to officially welcome the long-awaited project.

Local Arts Community at the Hairpin Lofts
and Logan Square Arts Center Groundbreaking
on Milwaukee Ave.

Symbolic clay tiles were broken, photos were taken, speeches were given, food and drink from neighboring businesses Friendship Chinese Restaurant and The Crown Tap Room were enjoyed, and communities came together in celebration of this exciting project from Brinshore Development.

Spring diversions elsewhere:

Architectural bike tour of Humboldt Park:  led by Big Shoulders Realty
on Sunday, May 23, at 1:00 p.m;
meet at the corner of Division St. and California Ave. in Humboldt Park;
donation requested to benefit West Town Bikes.


5 Responses to Celebrating Hairpin Lofts!

  1. Sean says:

    Does anybody know when the construction will FINALLY be done? I don’t see a date on this article and it seems like they’ve had that right lane blocked off for over a year. I’m no expert, but judging by the looks of it they won’t be done anytime soon. Such a bummer in the morning…

    • Zina Murray says:

      Adam Natenshon told us last night that they are looking forward to a Spring 2011 completion of Construction. Windows should be in and facade work completed by Christmas.

      Zina: That’s great news. Looks like they’re staying on their timeline, a seemingly rare feat for these large projects. ~ Lynn

  2. Sean says:

    Just saw the date, bummed me out more…

    …but it will be a great addition when it’s done! ~ Lynn

  3. Carter says:

    Sean, I think the care involved in the historical facade renovation is what is so time-intensive. I’m right up the street and will be grateful when it’s done as well, and I also suspect it will be worth the wait.

    btw, is it true the Payless is now slated to remain in the building?

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