Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Wrigleyville hotel would be nice

I snapped this photo today of the forever under construction boutique Wrigleyville hotel slated to open this year. It'd be great to have a quality hotel -even the larger Hyatt plan they are talking about- close to Wrigley Field and in the Lakeview neighborhood.

I don't agree that the two hotel projects would take away from the "neighborhood feel". Unless you consider the giant McDonald's parking lot "neighborly". This strip of Clark near Wrigley is pretty much a solid block of bars, restaurants and some small retail... pretty dead in the off-season. On game day, Friday and Saturdays's a zoo.

A large quality hotel seems perfect to keep the dollars in nearby bars and restaurants, give parents visiting their kids and place to stay and even class up the strip a little.

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