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Chicago’s former ‘Real World’ house is for sale

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The Fulton Market building housed the cast of the 2014 season of the long-running MTV show

1100 W. Randolph Street.
Jay Koziarz

An older Fulton Market building that starred in MTV’s The Real World is seeking a new owner.

The two-story masonry structure at 1100 W. Randolph Street plus its single-story neighbor at 1114 W. Randolph are being jointly marketed by a brokerage firm for an undisclosed asking price, reported Crain’s.

Both properties were acquired by current owner Gilman Management for $2.7 million in 2013. The following year the corner building hosted the cast of The Real World for the 30th season of long-running show.

As to be expected, the loft-like living space was home to the sort of interpersonal drama that’s come to define the reality show. Here’s a quick refresher on the cast of season 30:

After the closure of nightclub Red Kiva and Tete Charcuterie, ownership attempted to lease space both buildings but came up empty handed. Given the West Loop’s unprecedented construction boom, the latest decision to sell outright could see the low-rise structures repurposed or possibly razed for something much taller.

Across the street, McDonald’s is putting the final touches on its new corporate HQ. The fast food giant recently launched a flagship restaurant that serves speciality menu items from locations around the globe.

Meanwhile, the former Real World set’s immediate neighbor to the north—the Fabbri Sausage plant at 166 N. Aberdeen—is living on borrowed time. Here, developer MCZ plans a 20-story apartment tower with 236 rental units and more ground floor retail space.

Jay Koziarz