Thirty years ago Chicago’s near north side, north and east of the river and west of Michigan Avenue, was a jumble of obsolete manufacturing buildings punctuated by the occasional rooming house. Today, the area that became known as River North is a prime restaurant, gallery, residential and office district. Albert Friedman of Friedman Properties was a major player in the changes. In this third part of a four-part series he talks about the continuing evolution of River North.
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This neighborhood hosts well-known tourist restaurants (Gino’s, Hard Rock, Rainforest Cafe, Portillo’s, Harry Caray’s) and a say of parking lots. It’s a melange of urban grit and near-Gold Coast sophistication.