Plans for hotel, gym, restaurant on site of Purple Hotel

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The hotel and business plans were unveiled for where the iconic Purple Hotel once sat in Lincolnwood.

North Capital Group LLC unveiled the proposal last night for the  center called The Shoppes at Lincoln Pointe.

It calls for a hotel, a residential building, a grocery store, restaurant and office space, and a health club.

The project will cost up to $130 million dollars.

Construction is expected to begin next summer.

The Purple Hotel opened in 1963 and was met the wrecking ball last month.

It has a storied past, from hosting various celebrities, to a deadly mob hit in its parking lot.

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  • Martin

    'The Shoppes at Lincoln Pointe' really? Can we drop these fancy spellings of word and just spell it the American way? Also the Lincolnwood Mall/Shopping Center is literally a mile down the road (Touhy/McCormick) and it features a number of popular restaurants, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Five Guys, among others and there's a brand new XSport Gym being built on Touhy right across the street from the mall! I don't think the place calls for another gym, restaurants to be built. Waste of space, should've been turned into a nice park or something else but that's Capitalism! It'll be popular for about 3 months and then it'll get old and business will go down and we'll back back where we started. Waste of money.

  • Hovercraft

    Shouldn't it be called Thee Shoppes ate Lincolne Pointe? The plans have no discernible architectural style unless you consider turn of the century outlet mall a style. For all the complaining about the color of the purple hotel, it was an iconic landmark with a cohesive style. The new plans are not only bad architecture–they already look dated.