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Last night in our bubblydrunk fog as we were on our way to the Rush and Division area doing preliminary research for this upcoming Saint Patrick's Day weekend, we thought we saw two goblins performing nether-worldly party tricks above Tod's on Oak Street. Sparks were flying down onto the glistening pavement and the shrill of the tools was bouncing off nearby buildings creating an echo.
Today in the daylight, we did a little more research and our sources tell us that the goblins have nothing to do with Tod's which is scheduled to re-open on March 23rd after the major remodel. We also know now the vision of the overnight workers in hardhats were hired by Sheffield Management who manages the 57 story, non-landmarked pink granite high rise, commonly referred to as One Magnificent Mile. The goal of this project is to make the north side of the building aesthetically consistent to the south side of the building. The crew will be working for the next few days cleaning up the non structural beam before the erection of Tod's new awning which we are told will be modern piece of shiny steel that will not protrude over the sidewalk but rather stay nearly flush to the facade of the building.
· All Tod's coverage [Racked Chicago]
· Tods [Official Site]