Archive for April 21st, 2009

Is Blommer’s chocolate smell a pro or a con to you?

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 21, 2009

I’ve mentioned the smell of chocolate wafting through the air from the Blommer Chocolate Company in a couple earlier posts and I want to see what everyone thinks about the smell.  With the explosion of new condos and apartments being built basically across the street from the Blommer factory, these residents most likely know about the smell of the chocolate before they even buy or rent their home.  Would you want to live across from something that churns out the smell of chocolate on a daily basis?  ChicagoismynewBlog would…and I would even get a North facing home (Blommer is North of the new bulidings).  Vote time!


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Alta and Cirrus at K Station. Back to the Fulton River District!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 21, 2009

K Station is an area in the Fulton River District that includes buildings like Echelon at K Station, Left Bank at K Station, a brand new city park, and two more buildings that are under construction, called Alta and Cirrus at K Station…no websites yet.  All four buildings are rentals which is extremely smart of the developer(s), because as soon as the market is back to normal, they can easily convert these apartments into condos. 

These pictures are mainly of Alta and Cirrus at K Station, both designed by Pappageorge/Haymes, Ltd and both are currently under construction.  Alta, currently the tallest, will remain the tallest at 41 stories when completed and Cirrus will be a bit shorter with 37 stories.  Both rental buildings expect to be completed in 2010.  I bet they’ll bring a good mix of people to the neighborhood too…people who get to enjoy constant smells of chocolate.





From left to right: Kinzie Street Station and Echelon at K Station. The Park at K Station is in foreground.

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