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July 21, 2019

Miller’s Pub getting new
neighbors after building’s
$45 million redevelopment

By Editor Curbed


Apartment dwellers have begun moving in above Miller’s Pub downtown, continuing a makeover of a drab stretch of Wabash Avenue beneath elevated trains.

Cedar Street Cos. said it has completed a $45 million redevelopment of the building at Wabash Avenue and Adams Street that is best known for the longtime Loop bar.

The building’s upper floors, which had been office space, were converted to 176 apartments, Cedar Street managing partner Mark Heffron said.

Cedar Street said the 94-year-old building at 30 E. Adams St., formerly known as the Hartmann Building, has been named The Alfred. It’s a reference to the building’s architect, Alfred Alschuler, whose other buildings include the London Guarantee and Accident Building.

The Alfred is the latest change on Wabash Avenue near the $75 million Washington-Wabash CTA train station that opened in 2017. There also have been outdoor spaces created by the Chicago Loop Alliance, along with several new restaurants on the street.

The red former headquarters of CNA Financial, 333 S. Wabash Ave., is undergoing a major redevelopment by John Buck Co. Northern Trust Corp. has leased 462,000 square feet in the 45-story tower, which also is getting a huge, two-level food hall from DMK Restaurants.

The Alfred’s units will be marketed under the developer’s Flats brand. There are 88 studio apartments, 77 one-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom units.