It's been a little while since there's been any movement on the Fulton Market's Brooklyn Bowl plan, but it seems that the project many finally be moving forward. Late last week, the city issued a permit to 832 W. Fulton LLC to begin wrecking and removing a section of the facility at 832-856 W. Fulton Market, presumably to make way for the new entertainment complex. The plan has been in the works for at least the last two years, and has changed considerably since it was first introduced. The original proposal included a 17-story hotel, but last July, the developer filed for a zoning application without the hotel component. The zoning application did include 60,000 square feet of space for bowling lanes, a stage, a restaurant and ground floor retail. The area is being flooded with boutique hotels, including the upcoming Nobu and Ace hotels, so it may have been the prudent thing to axe the hotel from the plan and focus on retail and entertainment.
·Demo permit [Chicago Cityscape]
·Brooklyn Bowl Coming to the West Loop, But Where's the Hotel? [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Brooklyn Bowl coverage [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Fulton Market coverage [Curbed Chicago]