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Adaptive Reuse: Catalyst to Create Cultural Destinations

When you take a guided tour in Chicago, your docent may take you to places where you can walk, drink or dine where Al Capone and other mid-20th century mobsters did. Places like the Green Mill in Uptown and the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in the South Loop allow you to live this experience. Now there is a place in Chicago where you can dine where criminals–some who may or may not have been mobsters–were once jailed, all thanks to a truly unique adaptive reuse in the Albany Park neighborhood. Drive or take the #53 CTA bus to 4461 N. Pulaski Road on the city's northwest side, and there you will find Taste of Thai Town, which opened in July 2015 as a new restaurant in the former 17th District Chicago Police Station. Originally built in the 1930s, the Chicago Police Department operated its 17th District unit out of this building…Log In to Read Full Article

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