Here are some great events going on near the South Loop!
Jamie Foxx will be performing at the Arie Crown Theatre at McCormick Place on August 1st and 2nd. Chicago’s Arie Crown is one of Foxx’s 50-city stops during his “Blame It Tour 2009.” Foxx will perform at 8pm on August 1st, and 7:30pm on August 2nd. To purchase tickets, click here.
Enjoy an a la carte barbecue on the patio at 2233 S. King Drive. Your dog will also enjoy this event full of biscuits and jerky. This barbecue is held on Sundays from 3-6pm. For more information click here.
Don’t Stop Believing
Throughout the weekend U.S. Cellular Field will play host to a battle against the Bronx Bombers. The Sox took the first game last night, but the Yankees are in town for three more games: July 31st (7:11pm), August 1st (3:05pm), and August 2nd (1:05pm). On Friday the game will wrap up with a fireworks display set to 50s and 60s music. The record-breaking southpaw, Mark Buehrle, is scheduled to pitch Sunday. For a complete schedule, click here. To buy tickets, click here.
Reggie’s Rock Club
This live music venue features rock artists all weekend. For more information about Reggie’s, click here.
Friday, July 31st 8pm: The Brokedowns
Saturday, August 1st 10pm: Doomtree
Sunday, August 2nd 5pm: Stephen Jerzak
The Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday that the abundance of unsold Chicago condominiums has realtors scrambling to receive FHA approval. The sheer amount of unsold condos can be linked to the current economic status, which includes a jobless rate of over 10% in the city. To combat this, “an increasing number [of developers] are applying to have their developments approved by the Federal Housing Administration.”
New West Realty is ahead of the curve in this respect, as both Eastgate Village and 1555 Wabash have already received FHA approval. To get a perspective from a developer with FHA approval in hand, the Tribune met with Terrie Whittaker, Sales and Marketing President at New West Realty. Whittaker noted how, in the past, most developers would not seek FHA approval. But over the past few months the Federal Housing Administration has gained immense importance in the home buying process. From the Tribune:
New West Realty is excited to announce that we have opened a brand new walk-up condominium at Eastgate Village! The address of the condominium is 327 E. 25th Street, A in Chicago.
It is an Adler(2 bedroom, 1 bathroom), 823 square feet with an attached garage. Priced to steal at $229K and is FHA approved! Below you will find the floor plan to the brand new walk-up condominium.
To request more information about Eastgate Village or to set up an appointment, click here!
If the thought of standing more than 1,000 feet above the world with nothing but three layers of half-inch thick glass separating you from gravity makes you a little loopy, then The Ledge may not be for you. It’s on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower, and it’s made for thrillseekers, both tourist and Chicagoan.
The designers of The Ledge at the Sears Tower Skydeck say the new attraction is also made for non-thrillseekers who are looking for a great story to tell friends about or even for people who want to overcome a fear. It’s pretty apparent from the above photograph that if you have a fear of heights, your legs might be shaking as you step onto The Ledge. But according to the Sun-Times, that fear is negated by fantastic engineering. From the Sun-Times:
The best engineering minds at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the tower’s original architects, designed the Ledge…each one is designed to hold 5 tons, about the weight of three Toyota Camrys, while the city code required only a 2-ton limit.
In a nutshell, each retractable Skydeck bay is equipped to hold fifty 200-pound people. It costs around $15 to visit The Ledge, but it seems the experience is well worth it. To read the full Sun-Times article, click here.
Eastgate Village has beautiful condominiums and townhomes available in the heart of Chicago, making it easy for you to see what you want to see, be it the Museum Campus, Michigan Avenue, or The Ledge. Click here to request more information or to schedule a showing with New West Realty!