The art deco landmark skyscraper at 333 North Michigan recently kicked off a major $48 million renovation of its retail and office space offerings as well as its lobby and entrance, making it one of several buildings on the Wacker-Randolph stretch of the street undergoing street level development hoping to lure Magnificent Mile shoppers south of the river. The building's current retail tenants include a Fannie May, Descartes Coffee, and a Chicago Blackhawks retail store, but until now we hadn't heard who would be staying, leaving, or moving in as part of the retail overhaul. However, our reigning Stanley Cup champions have recently announced that not only are they staying, but the Blackhawks will be expanding their store to more than double their current square footage and spanning two floors.
The new flagship store is being designed by Chipman Design Architecture, who expects to officially unveil the store's new look in the fall. In the meantime, Wirtz Realty, the firm heading up the renovations, have provided us with a look at the renovated building entrance, in which you can see the multiple floors of retail they hope to offer. Here's hoping that many more Blackhawks victory parades can make their way past this expanded flagship store in the future.
This post was written by Curbed Chicago contributor Aaron Dunlap