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Where to Celebrate the 4th around Chicago

  Chicago loves to celebrate Independence Day, with fireworks, live music, and concerts. This year the 4th of July is on a Wednesday, so you get a mid-week break to celebrate. When you want to break out the red, white, and blue, the Windy City’s got you covered. Here’s where to celebrate the 4th around  Read More

July 3, 2018

The Best Japanese Restaurants in our Neighborhood

One of the best parts of living in Chicago is the variety of cuisine available. That’s especially true when it comes to Japanese food. There are spots all over the city to get great teriyaki, sushi, and udon, and we’ve found the best Japanese restaurants in our neighborhood. Umai is a hip and elegant restaurant  Read More

July 1, 2018

Best Spots to see the Fireworks Around Chicago

Chicago is a city that loves its fireworks. During the summer there’s a free show at Navy Pier two times a week, and those aren’t the only times throughout the year they offer these bombastic displays. On Independence Day especially, the night sky explodes with light and colors. Here are some of the best 4th  Read More

June 25, 2018

Get the Scoop on the Best Vegan Ice Cream in Chicago

Ice cream is one of the best treats of summer, but what do you do when you’re vegan or lactose intolerant? Sure, a popsicle could do the trick in a pinch, but there’s nothing like a scoop of creamy goodness on a hot day in the city. Good news: we’ve found the best places for  Read More

June 18, 2018

The Best Picnic Spots Around the South Loop

For a populous city, Chicago has a generous number of parks and green spaces. This is great news when you live downtown. For one thing, you don’t have to go to the suburbs if you want to have a picnic. There are several places, even downtown, where you can have a lovely lunch outside on  Read More

June 7, 2018

The Best June Events in the South Loop

By the time June rolls around, Chicago is practically bursting at the seams. The beaches are open and so are the patios and rooftop bars. There are festivals, races, and live music and dance. There’s never a dull moment in the summer, and we’ve found the best South Loop events this June. One of the  Read More

June 2, 2018

Get Better with Age with these Fun Adult Classes in Chicago

You’re never too old to stop learning. In fact, continuing to expand your knowledge and challenge yourself with new skills will help keep you young. That doesn’t mean you have to take a boring, stuffy class. There are many different things you can learn that are enjoyable and help you have a more well-rounded life.  Read More

May 24, 2018

Go Meat-Free at the Best Vegan Restaurants in Downtown Chicago

Chicago’s culinary scene is so broad and diverse that you can find just about any type of cuisine. You can get Thai, Ethiopian, Russian, and Soul Food in addition to the normal Italian and Chinese restaurants that you find in most cities. There are also several places for vegetarian and vegan cuisine. We’ve found some  Read More

May 20, 2018

The Best Vintage Shops Around the South Loop/River North

When you need to find that perfect piece, whether it’s for your home or your wardrobe, sometimes what’s old is new again. Browsing vintage stores is like going on a treasure hunt, especially when they’re in downtown Chicago. If you need to add some style from yesteryear to your life, check out these amazing vintage  Read More

May 7, 2018

Spring has Sprung! The Best May Events in the South Loop

Spring is here and it seems like the whole city is blooming. Once that warm weather hits, the city comes alive with festivals and more exciting things to do. May is an amazing time to be in Chicago, and every weekend there are opportunities to get out there and take advantage of this amazing city.  Read More

May 2, 2018

Go for a Ride with the Best Bike Shops around the South Loop

Chicago is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the country. Not only do we have the lakefront path, there are miles of protected bike lanes throughout the city. However, all the bike routes in the world won’t make a difference if you need repairs or don’t have the proper gear. Fortunately, Chicago also has  Read More

April 29, 2018

The Best Community Gardens in Chicago’s South Loop

There are almost 70 gardens that are located in Chicago’s parks. Many of them focus on native plants and growing ornamental flowers and foliage. There are also edible gardens, where residents can grow their own food and children can learn about gardening. If you’re interested in finding a community garden in your neighborhood, here are  Read More

April 15, 2018

The Best April Events Around The South Loop

April’s in full swing. Flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising, and you can feel that summer is almost here. You don’t have to wait until Memorial Day to have some fun, though. We’ve found some amazing things to do this month. Here are the best April events in the South Loop and downtown Chicago.  Read More

April 9, 2018

Chicago’s Best Summer Music Festivals

Summer in Chicago means one thing: festivals. Every weekend from early May through October there are festivals featuring music, food, shopping, and more fun things to do. From neighborhood block parties to epic multi-day extravaganzas, these outdoor parties make Chicagoans forget all about the snow and cold of winter. To help your planning, here are  Read More

April 4, 2018

Four of the Best Springtime Events in Downtown Chicago

As soon as the snow thaws, Chicago comes out to play. Spring is one of the best times to be in the Windy City, and it’s nearly magical how happy everyone is once the weather warms. With flowers popping up everywhere and patios beginning to open, it’s no wonder. Get out your calendar, because you  Read More

March 12, 2018

4 of the Best Late Night Eats Around South Loop/River North

Whether you’re a night owl, work late, or are just heading home from a night out with friends, sometimes you want something to nosh on before turning in. While most restaurants close at 9 or 10, we’ve found some that are open later. Check out these places for the best late night eats in the  Read More

March 8, 2018

Get the Best Breakfast Burritos in the South Loop

Say goodbye to boring brunches; say hello to the breakfast burrito. Whether you pick it up with your hands or you knife-and-fork it, this concoction will fill you up and start your day with a little kick. Next time you’re deciding what to eat first thing, skip the standard pancakes and french toast and go  Read More

March 3, 2018

The Best Wintertime Date Ideas Around River North

Winter’s not quite over yet, and Chicago weather is notoriously fickle in March. You know what doesn’t have to be fickle? Your dating life. Just because it’s cold one day and above sixty the next, doesn’t mean you can’t plan a fantastic romantic outing. To help you keep the love life hot, here are some  Read More

February 28, 2018

The Best Speakeasies Near the South Loop

If you ask someone from out of town what comes to mind when they think of Chicago, most likely the answer will be Al Capone and gangsters. One of the legacies of the Prohibition-era legend was the city’s romance with speakeasies. The Windy City loves a good vintage-themed bar with throwback hooch. The South Loop,  Read More

February 19, 2018

3 Amazing Juice Bars in the South Loop

When you’re looking to eat healthier, nothing’s easier than actually drinking your fruits and vegetables. Instead of the sugar-laden juices and smoothies of years before, today’s juice bars offer selections that are made straight from the source. If you want to be more mindful of what you put in your body, these South Loop juice  Read More

February 7, 2018

The Best Doggie Daycares in Downtown Chicago

The hardest part about owning a pet is leaving it behind during the workday. While you’d rather play, cuddle, and go for walks, duty calls. Instead of worrying that your pup is lonely while you’re away, you can check into an alternative to intermittent visits from dog walkers or other pet caretakers. These doggie daycares  Read More

February 2, 2018

Most Interesting Workout Facilities in River North and South Loop

Getting into shape can be a struggle. Not only do you have to find the time in your already busy schedule, you also have to find an activity that you’ll want to do multiple times a week. If the idea of traditional workouts is boring to you, you don’t have to suffer. There are classes  Read More

January 25, 2018

Eat In with the Best Food Delivery Services in the South Loop

While Chicago is known for its plethora of tasty restaurants and talented chefs, sometimes you don’t want to leave the house. Especially when it’s cold or rainy, you just want to stay in and relax instead of getting all gussied up for an evening out. The good news is, when you live in downtown Chicago  Read More

January 20, 2018

Best Healthy Restaurants in the South Loop

There’s no denying that one of the best parts of living in Chicago is the sheer number of excellent restaurants. It’s easy to gain weight, and even harder to lose it, when there are so many options for great cuisine. The good news is, you can still dine out and have a great meal without  Read More

January 6, 2018

4 Best Yoga and Barre Studios in the River North/ South Loop

Getting in shape is on nearly everyone’s mind this time of year. Two of the best ways to achieve that goal is through yoga and barre classes. Both provide full-body workouts that are low-impact, so they’re beneficial for people of all shapes and ages. We’ve found the best yoga and barre studios in River North  Read More

January 2, 2018

New Years Eve Plans Around the South Loop

It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018. If you haven’t made plans yet, you don’t have to worry about being left out in the cold. There are so many ways to celebrate the new year in Chicago, that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fancy gala or something  Read More

December 27, 2017

Best Festive Date Night Ideas Around the South Loop

It may be cold outside, but you can warm things up with a festive date night in the South Loop. From blues to movies to beers, we’ve got some fun things to do with your favorite guy or gal. You won’t be singing the blues when you see the legend himself at Buddy Guy’s Legends.  Read More

December 20, 2017

Where to See the Best Christmas Light Displays Around River North

Chicago becomes a winter wonderland during the month of December. There are decorations everywhere, and almost every storefront is made up of beautiful displays. Even the streets seem to sparkle. If you want to know where to see the best Christmas light displays around River North, we’ve found them. The Magnificent Mile is famous year-round  Read More

December 10, 2017

Four South Loop & Downtown Chicago Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Christmas is coming, and if you haven’t made your holiday dining plans yet, it’s time to get started. When you live in Chicago, you can sit back and relax and let someone else do the cooking. Spend the day visiting with friends and family instead of being stuck in the kitchen. If you’re looking for  Read More

December 5, 2017

Best Places to Ice Skate Near the South Loop in Downtown Chicago

During the cold winter months, ice skating in Chicago is one of the most popular things to do. Families, couples, and friends can ice skate all over the city from neighborhood park facilities to downtown along Michigan Avenue, to stories above the Magnificent Mile. When you’re in the South Loop, you’re close to some of  Read More

November 9, 2017

Shop These Local Stores in River North This Holiday Season

Shopping for gifts is easy when you’re in downtown Chicago. There are so many stores and shops that you’re bound to find the perfect present. While the Magnificent Mile is the most famous shopping district, and State Street is booming again, there are boutiques and unique shops in every neighborhood. We’ve found the best local  Read More

November 2, 2017

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Downtown Chicago

Thanksgiving is that rare holiday that doesn’t require any sort of gift-giving. This makes it a pretty low-key affair that’s all about friends and family unless you’re hosting. Instead of spending so much time preparing, cooking, worrying if the turkey’s going to turn out alright, and then cleaning up after everyone is gone, let someone  Read More

October 30, 2017

The Best November Events in Chicago

You might think that Chicago slows down with winter blowing in during the month of November. Actually, it’s one of the busiest months of the year. From one of the best art fairs in the country to a cornucopia of holiday festivities, here are some of the best November events in Chicago. During the first  Read More

October 21, 2017

The Best Halloween Events in the South Loop/River North

Halloween in Chicago lasts more than one night. It’s several days of spooky-themed parties and celebrations. For the entire month of October, the city is filled with goblins, ghosts, and ghouls. We’ve found the best Halloween parties and events in the South Loop, River North, and downtown Chicago. With its status as one of the  Read More

October 7, 2017

The Best Pumpkin Patches Near Chicago

One of the best things about Fall in the Midwest is going to a pumpkin patch. These outdoor festivals not only offer the giant orange squash, they also have hayrides and corn mazes. Some even have petting zoos, carnival rides, and ziplines. It’s a fun way to get outside for a day and enjoy the  Read More

October 1, 2017

Best Ramen and Pho Spots in River North and the South Loop

Chicagoans are wild about noodles, and not just pasta. Both ramen and pho have found welcome and waiting audiences in the Windy City. While these dishes may seem easy to make, their simplicity is deceptive. Not just any ol’ place can make decent noodles, so we’ve found the best ramen and pho in River North  Read More

September 25, 2017

Build Your Library at the Best Bookstores in the Neighborhood

As the home of Printer’s Row, you’d think the South Loop would have some decent bookstores. While there aren’t as many as there used to be, and the presses in the warehouses-turned-condos no longer run, the area is still known for its history with the printed word. In fact, every summer the streets turn into  Read More

September 17, 2017

Best Places for a Bike Ride Around River North in Downtown Chicago

Chicago’s one of the best biking cities in the country. While you might not think going for a bike ride in the heart of an urban center as vibrant as the Windy City would be easy, it’s actually not that difficult. When you want to get out on the two wheels, we’ve found the best  Read More

September 9, 2017

Best Coffee Shops in the South Loop with Fall Flavors

Now that Labor Day’s over it’s time to start looking towards fall. It’s a beautiful time of year in Chicago, with crisp temperatures and turning leaves. It’s also time for heartier flavors, like the ever-popular pumpkin spice. If you’re craving the flavors of fall now, these South Loop coffee shops will give you what you  Read More

September 1, 2017

Best Flower Shops Near South Loop

Turns out a rose isn’t just a rose after all. Where can you find the best looking and best-smelling flowers? Here in the South Loop there are plenty of florists – but which ones are the great ones? We’ve put together a brand new blog that answers just that so without further ado let’s get  Read More

August 24, 2017

Best Restaurants for Date Night In River North

Are you looking for a romantic evening out with the new love in your life? We thought now would be a good time to put together a brand new blog that’s devoted to highlighting the best restaurants for a great date night in River North. Kicking off our blog on the best restaurants for date  Read More

August 14, 2017

Best Breweries Near The South Loop

When you’re in the mood for a good beer, where do you go? We decided to look into what the best breweries near the South Loop are and we had a lot of fun finding out. Check out what we found in our brand new blog, the Best Breweries Near The South Loop! Kicking off  Read More

August 9, 2017

Best Wine Bars in South Loop/River North

With so many amazing choices to go for a drink in South Loop/River North, we’re often wasting what could be good drinking time trying to figure out where to go. We decided it was a good time to put together a blog listing the Best Wine Bars in South Loop/River North – because that way,  Read More

August 3, 2017

Where to Find the Best Views of Chicago

Chicago is a beautiful place to live – literally. The views are stunning and they’re everywhere – even from right here at the 101 itself. But where are the best views of Chicago to be had? We’ve made that the focus of our brand new blog Where to Find the Best Views of Chicago! Kicking  Read More

July 20, 2017

The Best Outdoor Date Ideas in the South Loop

They said “yes.” And now you’ve got a date! But where are you gonna go? Where are some of the best places to fan the flames of a potential love? Well, think of us here at the 101 as your wingman – and we’ve come up with some of the Best Outdoor Date Ideas in  Read More

July 19, 2017

Best August Events in the South Loop

August is upon us and as the sun gets hotter, we’ve been wondering what’s coming up and going on here in the South Loop. We’re nothing but helpful at 1001 so we’ve put together our latest blog with this in mind so here it is: the Best August Events happening in the South Loop! Kicking  Read More

July 7, 2017

Best Places to Be Outside in the South Loop

Now Summer’s here, it’s a great time to head outside and soak up both the sun and the sights – because, hey, this is the South Loop and this is what we do. But where are the best places to be outside in the South Loop? It’s such a great question we decided to devote  Read More

July 2, 2017

How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Chicago

When you’re in a city like Chicago, choosing how to celebrate the holidays can be overwhelming. There are so many events and things to do, how do you choose? This is definitely true for Independence Day. Everybody wants to show their patriotism. To help you out, here’s our guide on how to celebrate the 4th  Read More

June 26, 2017

New Businesses to Check Out in the South Loop

The South Loop is booming and there are new businesses opening at a rapid pace. It’s hard to keep up with them, so we’ve picked some of our favorites for you to check out. We’re highlighting three new restaurants plus a new fitness studio to help you work off those burgers and fried chicken. It’s  Read More

June 17, 2017

Our Favorite Small Businesses in the South Loop

Owning a small business is challenging anywhere, but that’s particularly true in downtown Chicago. Everything, from rent to utilities to wages, is higher because of the location. Add to that the amount of competition there is and it’s a wonder a small business can survive at all. That’s why we love to support our neighbors  Read More

June 10, 2017

Top 5 Donut Shops in or near the South Loop

When it comes to baked goods, Chicago shows a distinct preference for those round fried treats with a hole in the middle. The city’s doughnut game is strong, and some of the best donut shops can be found downtown. From your basic glazed to creative flavors, here are our favorite places to get your donut  Read More

June 1, 2017
South Loop June Events

Things To Do in South Loop in June

June is upon us and filled with great events. We’ve rounded some up and made them the subject of our latest blog, Things To Do in South Loop in June! Here we go… We kick off with Maifest Chicago from June 1-4. Mayfest (Maifest in German) is the German celebration of the commencement of Spring.  Read More

May 29, 2017
South Loop Bookstores

Bookstores And Book Events In South Loop

Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book? And now summer’s here you can do it outside, soaking up the rays. So to that end, where are the best bookstores and some book events in the South Loop? We’ve got all the answers so read on…   First off, let’s cover some of those  Read More

May 20, 2017
Chicago Food Trucks

The Best Food Trucks Near The South Loop

With the Chicago Food Truck Fest almost upon us (June 24-25th in the South Loop), and the Pilsen Food Truck Social on June 10th-11th) we have food trucks on the mind. And with so many choices, we could starve before we make a choice! So what are the best food trucks near the South Loop?  Read More

May 15, 2017
Chicago Lakefront Guide

Your Guide to the Chicago Lakefront

Did you know that the name Chicago comes from a Miami Indian word for the wild leeks that grew on the bank of the short Chicago River? Yup – and over the centuries the Miami, Sauk, Fox and Potawatomi tribes all lived in the area. But can we talk about Chicago’s gorgeous Lakefront? Near the  Read More

May 9, 2017

These Healthy Eating Spots in the South Loop have Good Taste

Chicago is known for its food scene, with multiple Michelin-starred restaurants and James Beard Award winning chefs. It can seem almost impossible to maintain a healthy diet when there’s such great fine dining as well as deep dish pizza, Italian beef, and Chicago-style hot dogs around every corner. If you’re looking for places to eat  Read More

April 7, 2017

The Best Rooftop Bars In South Loop

Nothing beats a great view – well, possibly a great view with a great drink to enjoy it with – so to that end we decided to find out just what the best rooftop bars in South Loop are. Everyone loves a place to kick back, look out, and have eye candy as far as  Read More

April 3, 2017

Printer’s Row District: What You Need To Know

If you’re not familiar with Printer’s Row, now’s your chance to read up all about it. Printer’s Row – AKA Printing House Row – is an area just south of the Downtown Loop. It’s bordered on the north by Congress Parkway, on the south by Polk Street, on the east side by Plymouth Court, and  Read More

March 28, 2017

The Best Happy Hours In River North

Some of the best hours are Happy Hours – work is finally  over, you’re chilling with friends, and the food and drinks are heavily discounted. Heck, those are the things Happy Hours are made of! But where can you find the best Happy Hours in River North? There’s quite a few and trust us, we  Read More

March 20, 2017

Chicago’s Chinatown: What You Need To Know

Chicago is a hotbed of culture and nowhere is it more exemplified than with Chinatown. It was founded back in 1912 by Chinese immigrants who were escaping violence on the West Coast and those humble beginnings have birthed a rich, bustling, popular place to live and/or visit. Today it’s home to almost 70,000 Chinese people  Read More

March 11, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Chicago Style

So what is St. Patrick’s Day other than just an excuse to eat, drink and be very, very merry? And what is it about St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago that makes every other celebration seem tiny in comparison? We decided to find out for ourselves. St. Patrick’s Day commemorates not just the death of Saint  Read More

March 9, 2017

The Best Sushi Spots in South Loop

Everyone in the world who loves good food loves sushi (and those who don’t aren’t reading this blog so feh!). But if you’re living in the South Loop then you’ll want to know what we’ve got on offer here – and we promise you that you aren’t going to be disappointed. We love the sushi  Read More

February 23, 2017

The Best Breweries and Craft Beer Spots in the South Loop

Forget Logan Square; the South Loop is actually a pretty good place to find some of the best breweries and craft beer spots – period. But on the flipside, it’s also a good place to find some of the not-so-best ones; so what’s a person to do? Well, you can read this blog to find  Read More

February 23, 2017

Museums Near The South Loop

Everyone needs culture! Everyone needs history! A connection to those who’ve come before! And where can you get all those things? A museum, of course. We went out and consumed HUGE amounts of culture to determine what some of the museums near the South Loop are and how to find them so join us won’t  Read More

February 10, 2017
Super Bowl South Loop Chicago

Your Guide to Watching the Super Bowl in the South Loop

Trying to find the spot to watch the Super Bowl in the South Loop? Look no further, we made the calls for you and have a complete list of where you can watch the big game. Whether you’re a Patriots or Falcons fan or just trying to get in on the fun of the game,  Read More

January 31, 2017
Chicago Restaurant Week Dinner

The Best Chicago Restaurant Week Lunch and Dinner Spots

We decided to ask local foodies in the Chicago area to give us their choice picks to try during one of the most important weeks this year for windy city based foodies – Chicago Restaurant Week 2017! Composed of 14 days, from January 27th to February 9th, this event offers dining deals from over 300 Chicago  Read More

January 27, 2017

The Best Chicago Restaurant Week Brunch Spots

We decided to ask local foodies in the Chicago area to give us their choice picks to try during one of the most important weeks this year for 312 based foodies – Chicago Restaurant Week 2017! Composed of 14 days, from January 27th to February 9th, this event offers dining deals from over 300 Chicago  Read More

January 27, 2017

Why Chicago’s Tech Scene is On Fire

  One of the most exciting industries in Chicago is the tech scene. In recent years there has been incredible growth not only in the number of startups, but also in the companies that help make their success possible. With a robust community of incubators and investors, the future of Chicago tech is very bright.  Read More

January 4, 2017
Golub GoConnect 1001 South State

Your GoConnect Card Keeps you Styled, Fit, and Ready to Celebrate

In our last post we shared a few restaurants and bars where you can use your GoConnect card, but food and drink aren’t the only discounts available. This exclusive program for our residents gives you savings at a wide variety of local businesses. Here are highlights of some of the great places that can keep  Read More

December 24, 2016

Dine Out for Less with These Exclusive GoConnect Offers

As a resident of 1001 South State you can take advantage of several amenities. One of these is our GoConnect program. This discount program “connects” you with local businesses by offering exclusive discounts. Whether you’re in the mood for donuts, barbecue, burgers, or a great place to watch the game, these partners have you covered.  Read More

December 19, 2016
Wabash Arts Corridor Mural

Celebrating Public Art with the Wabash Arts Corridor

Public art is everywhere you look in downtown Chicago. Whether it’s the Picasso in Daley Plaza or the Chagall at Chase Tower, the Loop is filled with sculptures and masterpieces. With the advent of the Wabash Arts Corridor a stroll in downtown Chicago is like walking through an urban art gallery. The Wabash Arts Corridor  Read More

December 5, 2016

The Startup Series: Rippleshot

Chicago is becoming the home to many startups in the tech industry. Our city is evolving and offering a place to build a business in tech or work in the industry. From 2011 to 2015, Chicago offered over 40,000 jobs in tech and in 2015 was second in the U.S. in providing a hub for fast-growing private  Read More

November 26, 2016

Dog Parks in River North

Chicago is a dog-friendly city, with several restaurants that allow dogs on their patios as well as many dog parks. When you live in downtown Chicago, finding a place to take your four-legged friend for some outdoor exercise is pretty easy. Each neighborhood is close to at least one dog park, and River North has  Read More

November 26, 2016

Coffee Shops in River North

Coffee is the most important part of your morning routine. It’s an elixir that gets you moving and puts a brighter spin on your day. You see a coffee meme and you think, that’s me! However, you’re stuck going to the same coffee shop in River North every day. While coffee is part of your  Read More

November 17, 2016
Events in River North

Best Events in River North, Chicago

One of the best things about living in River North is that there’s no shortage of things to do. The neighborhood is filled with and surrounded by the best restaurants, nightlife, attractions, and shopping. If you’re looking for something special to do, there are fun and exciting events year-round. Here are some of the top  Read More

November 10, 2016

Top Things To Do in River North

There is no shortage of things to do in River North. Known for its restaurants and nightlife, there are also several attractions and options for entertainment. Whether you want to go bowling or play ping pong, listen to live music or browse a museum, you can find it in this downtown Chicago neighborhood. If arcade  Read More

October 18, 2016
dog parks south loop

Dog Parks in Chicago’s South Loop

Dog owners who live in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood are lucky. There are four dog parks where you can take your pup to run without a leash and mingle with other furry friends. The choices range from small dog runs to one of the largest dog parks in the city. Here’s where you can find  Read More

October 17, 2016

The South Loop’s Best Happy Hours and Drink Specials

Chicago has lots of great restaurants and bars, but going out can be expensive, especially in the South Loop. Fortunately there are several happy hours and food and drink specials. That means you can still go out and have a great time without breaking your budget. Here are some of our favorite South Loop happy  Read More

October 6, 2016

Best Gyms in the South Loop

One of the great things about living in downtown Chicago is how many options there are for getting, and staying, in shape. There are several gyms in the South Loop that can help you meet your fitness goals, whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain strength, or maintain your current physique. Here are some of  Read More

September 20, 2016

Farmers Markets in the South Loop

More and more people are interested in buying locally, and you can’t get much more local than at farmers markets. The South Loop in downtown Chicago is fortunate enough to host two markets during the warmer months of the year, giving you both morning and evening options for your locally sourced shopping. The Printers Row  Read More

September 15, 2016

Living in the Magnificent Mile

Michigan Avenue is one of the most famous boulevards in the world. Known for its shopping, the Magnificent Mile, that stretch of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Lake Shore Drive, is known for its shopping, with exclusive boutiques and large department stores. This area is more than just a great place to buy  Read More

September 1, 2016

Living in the Loop in Chicago

The Loop is the vibrant heartbeat of Chicago. Filled with high rises, theaters, art, shopping, and attractions, it’s more than just a tourist destination or the central business district. It’s also a place that thousands of people call home. Living in the Loop provides a first class urban lifestyle for the resident who wants to  Read More

August 25, 2016

Your Guide to Living in River North Chicago

When it comes to prime urban living, River North is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago. Living in River North means you’ve got easy access to the best restaurants, nightlife, and shopping in the city. Named for its location just north of the Chicago River, this neighborhood is a vibrant destination in its own  Read More

August 22, 2016

Your Guide to Living in Chicago’s South Loop

Here at 1001, there is a wonderful blend of attraction and history that makes living in the South Loop an environment for inspiration, convenience, and knowledge. Because in order to know where you’re going, you’ve got to know where you’ve been. Whether you’re new to the South Loop area, or it’s been your home for  Read More

July 13, 2016

Ready to Launch

Leasing Consultant Alison Jackson, Leasing Consultant Jake McClure, Leasing Manager Andrew Haried, Property Manager Ferda Guvenc hope to meet Chicago's most creative people.

Are you inspired by visionary entrepreneurs like Elon Musk? Do you dream of tackling “wicked problems” like providing clean water and healthy food for people everywhere? Does your sense of curiosity inspire you to travel the world, meet new people, and discover novel ideas? Well, if so, then you will undoubtedly “click” with the team (Property Manager  Read More

April 29, 2016