Apartments dropped, stores leaked at South Loop retail project
Dickís, Nordstrom Rack, Staples show up in renderings for The Maxwell
12/03/2012 6:59 PM
One of the biggest mixed-use developments targeting the South Loop isnít so mixed any more, with the apartment portion of the project disappearing from the project's website. But the developer has tipped its hand on a few possible tenants.
The project in question is The Maxwell, soon to be built on the northern portion of the block bounded by Roosevelt Road, Taylor, Canal and Clinton streets. Developers Bond Companies have already leveled the building that used to sit on the block, the former Chernin Shoes warehouse.
But the Bond Companiesí website for the project no longer has any mention of apartments, and renderings for the building display only retail storefronts in detail. Curbed Chicago, which credited real estate message board SkyscraperPage with the tip, speculated that the apartments could be delayed.
One thing thatís been added to the project, though, are the names of The Maxwellís retailers. In renderings on the website, several brand names are clearly visible, including Staples, Dickís Sporting Goods, Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx, Chick-Fil-A, Nordstrom Rack and Verizon.
Notably, Dickís Sporting Goods and Chick-Fil-A were rumored for The Maxwell by South Loop blog Sloopin in June.
Bond did not return a call seeking comment as of press time Tuesday.