Following in the steps of the pizza adorned Gino's East restaurant and the retro Howard Johnson Inn, another kitschy relic in River North is being targeted for redevelopment. According to Crain's, developer JDL is eyeing the '50s-themed Ed Debevic's restaurant and is planning a residential tower for the property at 640 N. Wells Street. With activity in the South Loop, Gold Coast, Uptown and now River North, JDL is quickly becoming one of the city's busiest tower builders. No word just yet on whether the new tower for Wells Street will be apartments, condos or a mix of both, but it's clear that the once touristy stretch is making more room for permanent residents.
·Coming to Ed Debevic's menu: condos or apartments? [Crain's]
·Previous JDL Development coverage [Curbed Chicago]