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Hotel proposed for heart of Logan Square

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The old Grace’s Furniture building on Milwaukee Avenue is preparing for a hotel transformation

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Another big proposal for Logan Square is emerging, but unlike the plethora of other new developments that have been introduced in recent years, this one will see hotel rooms created instead of apartments. According to DNAinfo, developers are eyeing the vacant Grace’s Furniture building on Milwaukee Avenue, which is located just steps away from the entrance to the Logan Square Blue Line station.

Specifics on the number of rooms, amenities, and drawings of the new hotel plan are yet to come. 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa tells DNAinfo that the proposal is still being tweaked behind the scenes but plans to introduce the plan at a community meeting once it has been finalized.

Located near the Illinois Centennial Monument in the heart of Logan Square, a hotel for the site Grace’s Furniture will be the first of its kind for the booming neighborhood. The Michelin-starred Longman & Eagle located nearby on Kedzie Avenue features a small inn with a handful of rooms, but the transformation of the former Grace’s Furniture could add dozens more short stay rooms to the area.

The plan comes at a time of abrupt change in Logan Square. New rental towers have been constructed and opened on Armitage Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue, meanwhile crews have formally started building a new apartment block on California Avenue between Fullerton and Milwaukee. Construction has yet to begin on the new mixed-use development that will replace the old Mega Mall market, and nearby, another major property has been listed for sale and redevelopment.