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Some intel on what's happening over at the vacant Barneys CO-OP came our way recently which appears to be a leveling out of retail madness on the Halsted Strip in Lincoln Park. The men's section never did terribly well in this location, which is why it took residence on the second floor. The building was constructed to act as an anchor to the north end of the shopping district, however, Lincoln Park is still 'spensive unless you're a Pritzker.
Based on the information we've gathered, it looks like the 2nd floor of Barneys CO-OP is getting converted into residential units, shrinking the first floor retail for a store more suitable for the neighborhood. There will be a total of four residential units which we feel would be great for a diehard labelwhore to live out childhood fantasies of being in a department store at night.
· Barney's CO-Op Lincoln Park is Closing [Racked]
· Buildings Permit Status [City of Chicago]