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Monday, November 24, 2008

The curse of Block 37 continues

Posted By on 11.24.08 at 02:56 PM

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The David Barton Gym is out. As I've mentioned before, Ross Miller's Here's the Deal is the definitive history of the perpetually doomed location and is a great read on money, architecture, politics, and failure in Chicago. Before the city started mucking around with it, Block 37 was home to a small ecosystem of small businesses.


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