About Chicago West Loop
In Chicago's West Loop area has experienced rapid gentrification and is a haven for young families. A former manufacturing and warehousing area, many of the warehouses and factories have been converted to loft condominiums, fantastic restaurants, bars, night clubs that line Randolph Street and cross streets, some include Girl and the Goat, La Sirena Clandestina, Nel Cote, Soho House and so many more.
The West Loop lies along the western bank of the Chicago River. It is bounded by Grand Avenue on the north, Ashland Avenue on the west, the Eisenhower Expressway on the south and the Chicago River on the east. It is the main zone within the Near West Side that is situated as part of the downtown area.
It was also the former home of Harpo Studios, owned by well-known talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and the production site of her syndicated television show.
Top tech firms are also moving in. The neighborhood's evolution has only just begun. Google is building its new Chicago headquarters on the site of a 550,000-square-foot cold-storage facility, which will include a steakhouse and designer-doughnut shop on the first level. Others, including Twitter, bicycle company SRAM, Uber and a boutique hotel have already moved or are planning on moving into the West Loop.