Roosevelt Collection announcing retail Nov. 28
With plaza open, who will fill space around South Loop movie theater?
11/07/2012 3:04 PM
After more than a year of buildup, South Loop’s Roosevelt Collection is getting ready to announce the retail tenants who’ll be moving into the complex’s long-vacant retail at the end of the month.
Dan McCaffery, head of project owner McCaffery Interests, is planning to announce the tenants at an event on Nov. 28 that’ll be held in Roosevelt Collection’s Kerasotes Showplace Icon movie theater.
The building’s prospective tenants have been gossiped about since McCaffery bought the Roosevelt Collection in 2011 from its original builders, and promptly promised to tear down an island of retail in the middle of the development to be replaced with a plaza.
By the time the plaza was finished in fall 2012, they said, they would announce tenants who would fill the almost entirely-empty remainder of the space. The building would be 75 percent leased by November 1, McCaffery said.
This spring, Chicago Journal found a document on McCaffery’s website advertising the space to potential business tenants, and it boasted an impressive list of retailers. H&M, Ulta, Lululemon, Sports Authority and Victoria’s Secret were among the many listed on the document as being in discussions for space. Rumors about an Apple Store being in negotiations for the Roosevelt Collection were fueled by Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd). But soon after the list began getting media attention, it was pulled from the site.
The project’s plaza formally opened on Oct. 10. The Nov. 28 event is an invite-only party at Showplace Icon.