Situated in heart of the Fulton Market district of Chicago, 1144 West Fulton was originally built in the mid 1920s, serving as an egg distribution facility. The building was purchased in 1995 by a local developer and was converted into the current mixed use it is today. Both the interior and exterior of the building were completely renovated including a new roof, extensive masonry work, floor repair, new mechanicals, elevator and stairwell installation as well as the build-out of all the commercial spaces. The heavy timber support beams throughout the building gives the loft building a sturdy yet charming personality that is now home to several very interesting tenants.
The West Loop/Fulton Market is Chicago’s former warehouse district and is among the most rapidly developing neighborhoods in the country and recently ranked by TimeOut as one of the top 20 coolest neighborhoods in the world. Originally a mix of factories, meat markets, and wholesale produce outlets, the neighborhood has seen a major demographic shift over the last decade. The historic brick and timber loft buildings that define the neighborhood have largely been converted to other uses, including a mix of luxury condos, creative offices, art galleries, critically acclaimed restaurants, hotels, and retail boutiques.