Block 37

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine onstage during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Love It Live: Some Picks For Broadway In Chicago This Summer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on all of the exciting things you can do involving music this summer in the Loop. Unfortunately, I only included two theater options in that guide. I have great news though; as someone that can get down with live theater, I complied a list of live shows this summer around the Loop that are can’t miss opportunities. If you’re a big fan of theater but haven’t looked into what shows are running, here’s six great chances to bounce around Broadway in Chicago this summer. There’s a little something for everyone.


CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 28:  In this photo illustration a cheeseburger and french fries are served up at a Shake Shack restaurant on January 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The burger chain, with currently has 63 locations, is expected to go public this week with an IPO priced between $17 to $19 a share. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHAK.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Scoop On The Loop: Where To Eat Before/During/After Lollaplooza

Though Lollapalooza offers Chow Town, its very own “festival of food” as its website states, there are plenty of others options nearby. Whether you want a quick bite on the way in, a nice meal before the headlining sets, or a late night snack before you collapse into bed, this list includes a little bit of everything. Here are six easy options for dining in the Loop during the weekend of Lollapalooza.


Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

No Ticket Needed, Lollapalooza Pop-Up Store Returns To Block 37

Story by Marty Rosenbaum The Lollapalooza Pop-Up Store returns to Block 37 and offers Lolla & music fans alike the first opportunity to grab official Lollapalooza merchandise. The pop-up store is scheduled to open up […]


URSTEIN/PUCH, AUSTRIA: Acoustic guitars are displayed 29 January 2007 in Austria's largest musical superstore Key-Wi Music near Salzburg in Urstein/Puch during its opening to the public.  AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Block 37 Announces Exciting Summer Live Music Series

Block 37 brings an exciting lineup of music this summer right in the heart of the Loop. Located at 108 N. State Street, you can catch free (who doesn’t love that??) live music all summer long at Block 37, featuring many local Chicago artists.


The XRT/Bud Light BIG Holiday Concert (Photo: WXRT)

Strollin’ Around State Street: Guide To Music In The Loop

It’s almost summertime in the city again and of course with that comes many more things to get out and do. If there’s one street in the Loop that you can step on and feel instantly more cultured; it’s State Street. Here’s a quick little guide of all things music related to do around State Street this summer!


Rendering of the proposed 34-story apartment tower at Block 37. (Credit: CIM Group)

Block 37 To Add 34-Story Apartment Tower

More than two years after a new owner took over the Block 37 mall in the Loop, the shopping center is much closer to filling its available space, and construction soon will begin on a 34-story 690-unit apartment tower along Randolph Street.


Block 37 Mall 0323

Block 37 Developer Indicted On Fraud Charges

A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.


A Chicago blues musician. (CBS)

Struggling Loop Mall Could Be Singing Blues Of Another Variety

Block 37, the struggling retail mall at State and Dearborn, could one day host blues attractions, under one proposal to reboot the development. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



Best Chocolate Spots In Chicago

Are you looking to make your heart just a little more happy? Better blood pressure? How about giving your skin a little more TLC? Fortunately the little thing known as chocolate can do all of that for you. Just make sure that it’s dark.


Block 37 Mall 0323

Report: Los Angeles-Based Group Buys Block 37 Mall

A Los Angeles firm has bought the struggling Block 37 shopping mall downtown, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Block 37 Mall 0323

Block 37 Sold To Bank Of America For $100M

The troubled Block 37 shopping complex has been auctioned off to Bank of America for $100 million.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

Block 37

A Casino For Block 37 Mall?

Some Chicago business leaders say they would like to see a new land-based casino in the half-vacant Block 37 mall downtown.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

Block 37

Foreclosure Order Issued For Block 37 Mall

A judge has issued a foreclosure order that hands the Block 37 mall downtown over to a bank, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010