WeWork Comes to Uptown for First Location on Chicago’s North Side
WeWork will open its first location on Chicago’s North Side as part of CEDARst Companies’ adaptive reuse of the historic Bridgeview Bank building, a 176-unit mixed use development. Located at 4753 N. Broadway Ave. in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, WeWork Bridgeview Bank will offer nearly 25,000 square feet of flexible workspace when it opens this fall.
The location is WeWork’s first management agreement in Chicago and its first location with a residential developer to build and establish a WeWork office as an amenity to the residential space. In addition, the deal opens up the possibility for future WeWork-managed locations across the CEDARst portfolio where there is demand.
“WeWork has been a tremendous partner in the creation of this reimagined space, bringing co-working, residential, and commercial opportunities together in a unique way for this neighborhood,” said Will Murphy, CEO and managing partner, CEDARst.
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).