NEWS

Member News »

Related Realty Acquires Streeterville-based Brokerage

Posted Mar 17, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

As of March 1, Streeterville Properties Group (SPG), a 23-year-old staple of Chicago’s Streeterville real estate market led by veteran broker Gail Spreen, is a part of Related Realty.

The acquisition comes as an effort from Related to strengthen its presence in the Streeterville market.

“For more than two decades, Streeterville Properties Group has enjoyed a stellar... read more


New Executive Chef Appointed at Chicago Marriott

Posted Mar 17, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is excited to announce that it has appointed Frank Sanchez as executive chef. Formerly the hotel’s executive sous chef, Sanchez will oversee all culinary operations at the hotel and its F&B outlets, Harvest Restaurant and Rush Street Pantry, including management of the hotel’s rooftop garden and beehives.

“We are delighted to... read more


Building Hancock: The Stories and Photos of Michigan Pete

Posted Mar 01, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

Chicago is world-renowned for its skyscrapers, but how often do the workersbehind these buildings get a starring role in the story? In 1965, Evald Peterson, aka “Michigan Pete,” worked as head caisson inspector for construction of the John Hancock Building and captured his personal experiences and photos in a journal. After years of archiving this treasure, 360 CHICAGO... read more


Riverwalk a Finalist for National ‘Urban Excellence’ Award

Posted Mar 01, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

A gold medal and $50,000 could get the Riverwalk season off to a good start.

The 1.25 mile Riverwalk, now stretching from Lake Michigan to Lake Street, is one of five finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.

Named for the founder of The Bruner Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the national design award “recognizes... read more


PROJECTwindows 2017

Posted Mar 01, 2017 in NEWS » Member News

Together with the Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan Avenue Magazine, Oak Street Design invites you to participate in Project Windows 2017.

Each year PROJECTwindows elevates and celebrates the art and industry of visual display in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and Michigan Avenue Magazine.

The Art Institute of Chicago provides the theme each year and... read more


Newsroom »

Colorful Fall Gardens Have Arrived On The Magnificent Mile!

Posted Oct 21, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

Beautiful mums of all colors, decorative cabbages and plump pumpkins have replaced the summer plantings in the parkway gardens along The Magnificent Mile®.

The Fall 2015 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was conducted on Wednesday, October 14 by members of the Association’s Public Way Committee. The scores were tallied and the winning Fall 2015 property is:

1. The... read more


Spring Showers Bring Michigan Avenue Flowers

Posted Jul 15, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

The Summer 2015 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was held on July 8 by the Planning and Advocacy Division’s Public Way Committee. Members of the committee graded each property on North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street in order to assess the condition of trees, plants, fixtures, sidewalks and façades. The extensive rain these past few months... read more


Annual Planning & Advocacy Summit

Posted May 20, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 The Magnificent Mile Association hosted its annual Planning & Advocacy Summit at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. Special thanks to Doug Dean, General Manager of the hotel for providing wonderful services and facilities for the event. Attending the event were over 65 association members who voiced their concerns and challenges as well as... read more


Spring has finally arrived on The Magnificent Mile!

Posted May 20, 2015 in NEWS » Newsroom

After a long, cold winter, the tulips quickly sprouted in the parkway gardens along The Magnificent Mile. The Spring 2015 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was conducted on Wednesday, May 6 by members of the Association’s Public Way Committee. After judging the gardens the the Committee,  the winning Spring 2015 property is: The Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago (626... read more


Online Advertising Opportunities at TheMagnificentMile.com

Posted Dec 09, 2014 in NEWS » Newsroom

TheMagnificentMile.com is a top referring site for many of our member businesses, with over 1.2 million visitors from 198 countries in 2014. Annual buys for banner advertisements are going fast: don’t miss your opportunity to advertise on popular sections of the site, including Shopping, Dining/Nightlife, Attractions and Maps & Travel Tools! Advertisers on... read more