I just received a special pre-sales membership offer at my door for the coming soon Lincoln Square Athletic Club. The large color advertisement had a rendering of the finished exterior of the club. I took this photo above two weeks ago of the construction progress and it looks like things are going slowly for now. A report in January had the owners looking to open by second or third quarter this year (now).
The club will be at the hot, hot, hot bend of West Leland and North Lincoln Avenue, the epicenter of Lincoln Square shopping, dining, fests and markets. The LSAC will be housed in the old Northern Home Furnishings space... a former institution in the neighborhood. I own several furniture pieces and lamps bought at the store and was sorry to see it close.
The arrival of a bustling health club with a trendy past suggests business is open in this desirable neighborhood.