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 2008 Bejing Olympics have just begun, but the city of Chicago is already buzzing about the possibility of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. Chicago is competing to host the Games with Madrid, Tokyo, and Rio De Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee will announce their final selection in October of 2009, but final bids are due by this upcoming October.
Chicago City government, private developers, and the 2016 bid committee are hard at work preparing the city for such a monumental event. Chicago has raised over $40 million in private dollars to support the bid and has pledged $500 million more in insurance for the Games. The 2016 Olympics Fund for Chicago Neighborhoods has amassed $4.7 million to be donated to the research and development of local communities that may be affected by the future Olympic Games. Eleven communities in the South and West Side neighborhoods have been identified as likely areas to be impacted by the Chicago held Olympic Games. The goal is to prepare and strengthen these neighborhoods and allow residents to capitalize on economic opportunities that the Games may bring. Here at New West Realty we have three communities in these neighborhoods which makes the possibility of the 2016 Olympic Games being held in Chicago a particular topic of interest. Even if Chicago ends up losing the bid, these donations will remain invested in strengthening these communities.
Past Olympic Games have had powerful impacts on the local economy and housing market, and Chicago will be no different. Home prices in the six years prior to the Barcelona Games increased by 240%! For our homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners living in Eastgate Village, 1555 Wabash and Heritage Homes, this presents an enormous financial opportunity.