Could Michigan Avenue become one of Chicago’s new tech corridors?
The possibility is worth considering. The Wrigley Building’s new ownership group, which purchased the building in 2011 and includes Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, is hoping to attract tech companies to help fill up the newly renovated space in Michigan Avenue’s iconic building.
From the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation:
The new ownership group envisions a Wrigley Building studded with amenities you'd expect to see in tech-friendly spaces. The building now includes fun elements, particularly in the modern shared lounge, which features an open fireplace and historic baby grand piano. It also has functional spaces, such as the conference and training rooms tenants can rent by the day.
It's the planned extra amenities that Keywell, his co-owners and the building's leasing staff believe will attract tech tenants. These include a state-of-the-art Walgreens, a high-end coffee shop, a fitness center and a nursing room for new mothers.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has called the Wrigley Building home for nearly three months since moving its headquarters there in November 2013.
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