If I didn't see the Copeland and the Edgewater Beach Hotel in the distance, I never would have believed this was Lawrence and Sheridan. From the IDOT collection.
Looking west, toward the Aragon Ballroom. It looks like there was an awesome retail building where there is now a parking lot for JJ Pepper:
Source: Illinois Department of Transportation Chicago Traffic photographs
Collection: IDOT Chicago Traffic Photographs (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library