Bevo Mill has closed its doors. The property was recently donated to the City by Anheuser Busch, and so, it really belongs to you and me - the city taxpayer.The building is one of the city's destination landmarks for tourists. Approaching it from Delor on the west is the ultimate in a Scrubby Dutch St. Louis view. So what should happen with it?Rent for a $1 and offer it to the operators of the Boat House in Forest Park? Convert to an urban Bed and Breakfast? Sell to the highest bidder? Offer rent free to Schlafly for a southside microbrewery with live music, splitting proceeds with the Bevo community organization to help fund neighborhood improvements?Something needs to be done to ensure the building lasts another 100 years.
With its festive walls of white terra cotta and a soaring clock tower, the Wrigley Building is a beloved Chicago icon and a powerful tourist lure. "Explore our Landmarks," implores a City of Chicago poster that pictures the sparklin... Read Post
The Wrigley Building, the iconic Michigan Avenue skyscraper that was just sold to a consortium of buyers, is on the verge of taking the first step toward official city landmark status. The building, which consists of adjoining tower... Read Post