Grand Opening Weekend for Chicago’s Newest Development NEWCITY

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unnamed (64)Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC and Structured Development LLC announce the Grand Opening weekend festivities for Chicago’s NEWCITY.  The long awaited development includes retail, dining, entertainment and residential living as well as an upscale grocer.  NEWCITY is located in the heart of Lincoln Park at 1457 N. Halsted Street, at the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Halsted Street.

NEWCITY will celebrate with a variety of grand opening festivities in the outdoor Plaza, including:

  • Friday, October 30

o   9:30 a.m. – Ribbon cutting kick-off with live performance by the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park children’s choir; and specialappearances by Kings Bowl mascots “Woody T. Pin, Esq.” (pin) and “BB Kings” (ball), and by “Barci,” the Nando’s PERi-PERi mascot

o   10 a.m. –  Ribbon Cutting Celebration

o   10 a.m. – 6 p.m. –  Stilt Walkers, Face Painters, Balloon Hats, and Elsa and Olaf characters from “Frozen;” tours also available of The Residences at NEWCITY

Saturday, October 31

o   10 a.m. –  Live performance by the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park children’s choir

o   10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Stilt Walkers, Face Painters and Balloon Hats

o   11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Jessie White Tumblers

o   1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters

o   1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Halloween Activities at NEWCITY retailers

o   3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Performance by The Happiness Club

  • Sunday, November 1

o   1 p.m. – Performance by the DePaul Women’s Acapella group (DWaC)

o   1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Appearance by Minion characters

o   1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Stilt Walkers, Face Painters, Balloon Hats

o   2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Performance by We Gotta Bingo

o   3 p.m. – 4 p.m.Jessie White Tumblers

NEWCITY retailers will offer their own activities throughout the entire weekend. Special discounts; gift card giveaways; tours and FREE food will be offered.

Check out free Chips & Salsa from open to close on Friday, October 30 and Sunday, November 1 and one free kids meal on Saturday, October 31 (per adult entrée order) at Adobe Gila’s.  Free PERi-PERi Chicken will be a treat at Nando’s PERi-PERi  between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (dine in only) on Saturday, October 31!  Details athttp://peri.io/nandosdash.

NEWCITY retailers include:  Adobe Gila’sArcLight Cinemas; Asha SalonSpa; AT&T Store; DICK’S Sporting Goods; Earls Kitchen + Bar; Evereve; James & Sons Fine Jewelers; IT’SUGAR; Kings Bowl; LYFE Kitchen; Mariano’s; Nando’s PERi-PERi; Yard House; and

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NEWCITY is a lively “neighborhood within a neighborhood” located on an 8.5-acre site in the Lincoln Park neighborhood at 1457 N. Halsted Street. The mixed-use development combines unique retail, dining, entertainment, residential living and medical office space.  The 360,000 square feet of retail space includes an upscale grocer and first-to-market entertainment and restaurant concepts.

NEWCITY offers a beautiful, one-acre landscaped plaza; pedestrian-friendly sidewalks; 1,000-space public parking garage; and valet service.  The 200 rental unit residential tower has 16 levels for every lifestyle, offering city living in a vibrant community.  Additionally, there is over 30,000 square feet of medical office space.  For further information, visit www.experiencenewcity.com.

About Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC.

Based in Chicago, Bucksbaum Retail Properties (BRP) is a fully integrated real estate developer of mixed-use projects with a primary focus on retail.  Understanding the relationship between a high-quality of life and the built environment, BRP is incorporating office, residential and hospitality uses into its projects to create a sense of place for consumers, residents and businesses.  

About Structured Development

Founded in January 2002, Structured Development pursues unique real estate opportunities in high-density urban and suburban settings.  The firm is experienced in projects as diverse as the renovation of The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Powerhouse building, a historic landmark; the redevelopment/plant improvement of a Sara Lee research facility on Goose Island (now Kendall College campus); and Blackhawk on Halsted, a multi-story mixed use urban development.  Structured Development strives to unlock and enhance the value of real estate and to improve the urban and suburban fabric through conscious, innovative planning and development.