Summit Design+Build begins renovation of Chicago’s Esquire Theatre

The 33,000 square foot building will undergo an extensive structural remodel and core & shell build-out changing the building’s use from a movie theater to a high-end retail center.

December 05, 2011 |
Summit Design+Build Chicago's Esquire Theatre

To maintain the Oak Street streetscape, boutique retail will be included on the ground floor and floors will be raised to match

Summit Design + Build, LLC has been selected as general contractor for the renovation of the old Esquire Theater at 58 E. Oak Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.   

The 33,000 square foot building will undergo an extensive structural remodel and core & shell build-out changing the building’s use from a movie theater to a high-end retail center. To maintain the Oak Street streetscape, boutique retail will be included on the ground floor and floors will be raised to match the current sidewalk level. Additional retail and entertainment spaces will occupy the second and third floors inside a curved brick and glass wall with a new landscaped terrace highlighting the second floor. 

Booth Hansen is providing architectural services for the project.  Completion is scheduled for second quarter 2012. BD+C

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