February 11, 2009

Edgewater Hotel Sold to Dominick's Finer Foods LLC, Chicago

Dominick’s buys motel next to store

(Crain’s) — Dominick's Finer Foods LLC paid $4 million for a motel property in Edgewater next to one of its stores, setting the stage for a possible redevelopment of a nearly three-acre site near the lakefront.

The acquisition of the 59-room Chicago Lodge, 920 W. Foster Ave., follows Dominick’s purchase in January 2008 of the store, which CoStar Group Inc. says is 45,900 square feet. The store is just west of the motel, which closed after Dominick’s bought it...

Complete article here.

The above image shows an earlier incarnation of the hotel, when it was known as The Sands. In the background is the old Edgewater Beach Hotel.

6 comments:

Anders said...

WOW! That photo is actually quite charmingly retro. I love that there is a fountain/pool in the middle of the aprking lot. Does anyone know if it is still there? I can't really see into it as I'm driving by...

Anonymous said...

I found a very short video on YouTube showing the exterior of the motel: Chicago Lodge.

Anonymous said...

Great photo!

Andy said...

Often referred to as the Torso Motel for the one or more torsos found there in unsolved crimes.

Green Fairy said...

Yikes. How cheery.

Anonymous said...

Nostagic photo. Remember the corner well as I worked at Foster Beach dring the 60s and drove cabs in the eary 70s.

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