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kNOW yOUr NEiGHBOrHOOD know your Neighborhood Streeterville’s business environment is a combination of luxury, intellect, history and adventure. Guests and residents can enjoy it all with a large variety of top-rated restaurants, high-class shopping, five-star hotels and exciting nightlife concentrated in one area. Detailed below are six streets you need to know as a member or visitor of this community. CHiCAGO AvENUE Nordstrom Rack and Anthropologie recently joined Streeterville with new locations on East Chicago Avenue. Nordstrom Rack, which features discounted clothing from Nordstrom, and Anthropologie, which features oneof-a-kind women’s clothing, add spice to the local retail mix. Chicago Avenue also houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., which has offered exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art since 1945. The museum includes a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater and a terraced sculpture garden. 16 2010-2011 STREETERVILLE COMMUNITY GUIDE On your way to the museum, stop to look at the Chicago Fire Dept. Engine Co. 98 at 202 E. Chicago Ave. This historical building was built in 1904 and remains a working firehouse today. PEArSON STrEET Pearson Street offers a wide variety of different retailers, businesses, schools and libraries packed into one small street. The Water Tower Water Works building, 163 E. Pearson St., is home to the Visitor Information Center, First Slice Pie Café, a Hot Tix outpost and a small division of the Chicago Public Library. Across Michigan Avenue stands the Old Water Tower, which was once considered the tallest building in Chicago. It was built in 1869 with limestone from Joliet, Illinois. A survivor of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Old Water Tower is an iconic monument that defines Chicago. Pearson Street is also the home of Loyola university’s Water Tower Campus. This campus includes the Graduate and undergraduate School of Business, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the School of Law, the School of Social Work and the School of Communication. OAk STrEET A world-class destination, Oak Street prides itself on exclusive luxury boutiques and shops. Known for its historical brownstones and intimate scale, Oak Street has become an international style center. It features retailers like Barney’s New York, Jimmy Choo, David Yurman, Prada, Kate Spade, Vera Wang, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. During the summer season, the Oak Street Beach stands as one of Chicago’s favorite beach destinations. A real urban oasis, visitors can enjoy a number of different activities including swimming, playing volleyball, running and sunbathing.
DELAWArE PLACE Delaware Place is home to several wellknown Chicago hotels. The Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Pl., offers guests an elegant, luxurious experience that is sure to set their minds at ease. The Whitehall Hotel, 105 E. Delaware Pl., is a charming, historic, boutique hotel, reminiscent of the 1920s, that has been restored to include modern conveniences. Rounding out the hotels on Delaware Place is Hilton Suites, 198 E. Delaware Pl., which offers modern, comfortable suites for a great value. WALTON STrEET Founded by Candace Nelson in Beverly Hills, Sprinkles Cupcakes recently opened a new Chicago location at 50 E. Walton St. Sprinkles, which has become a national sensation, offers over 20 different cupcake flavors. Further down the street, residents can enjoy hearty steaks and fresh seafood at the famous Rosebud Steakhouse, 192 E. Walton St. With a seemingly endless wine list and impressive menu, Rosebud Steakhouse is not to be missed. CHESTNUT STrEET A new addition to Streeterville, Broadway Playhouse recently opened at Drury Lane Water Tower’s former location, 175 E. Chestnut St. From October 26 to December 19, 2010, the modernized theater will feature “Traces,” an acrobatic spectacle from the French Canadian company “7 Fingers.” Following the show, those who crave big steaks and tasty side dishes can dine at Saloon Steakhouse, located in the Seneca Hotel, 200 E. Chestnut St. On a typical Sunday morning on Chestnut Street, residents may choose to attend religious services at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. and later enjoy brunch at Tempo Café, 6 E. Chestnut St. kNOW yOUr NEiGHBOrHOOD 2010-2011 STREETERVILLE COMMUNITY GUIDE 17