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1124 W. Wilson Ave. (The Wilson Club) Chicago

Hotel Converted to Apartments Comes to Market in Uptown

Essex Realty Group has been hired to sell The Wilson Club, a luxury mixed-use apartment building located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Pricing is subject to offers. 

After operating as the Wilson Men’s Hotel for almost 80 years, the building at 1124 W. Wilson Ave. was completely rebuilt to now include 76 micro apartments, many with loft areas, and one ground-floor retail space. The rebuilding was completed earlier this year. Spanning 1,977 square feet, the retail space is currently vacant. 

“The Wilson Club has long been a fixture in Uptown and it’s amazing to see how it has been transformed into a state-of-the-art boutique apartment building without losing its Uptown roots,” said Essex Realty’s Jim Darrow. Darrow and fellow Essex principal Jordan Gottlieb are representing the seller, a local developer. 


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