Wrigleyville Wondering What Cubs’ Sale Means to the Neighborhood

August 24, 2009

Daily Real Estate Updates

sudler-sothebys-logo24 August 2009 ? With the sale of the Chicago Cubs finalized to the Rickets family, one has to wonder of the future of the Cubs and Wrigley Field. The franchise and the ball park have become Chicago?s most beloved assets. Year round fans flock to the Lakeview neighborhood to take their picture in front of the Chicago landmark. While they are there they enjoy the shops, bars, and restaurants making Wrigleyville one of Chicago?s top tourist attractions. The Tribune Company has faced opposition from some neighborhood groups as they have tried to move Wrigley Field forward. There has been some success in negotiating compromises. Wrigley Field has been home to baseball since 1914. Some residents who have moved into the neighborhood as property values have risen in the last years have tried to control the congestion and modifications surrounding the ball park like it was a surprise they found out about after they moved in. Don?t move by the airport if you don?t like the sound of planes. The question remains how will the Rickets react as they have to battle the few but vocal neighborhood opposition?

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About Andrea Geller

Andrea Geller, Realtor® with Sudler Sotheby?s International Realty, specializes in residential real estate sales and marketing of resale properties and new construction homes. Acknowledged as an expert in the real estate industry, Andrea has been interviewed for industry related articles for print and online media including the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Reuters, Bankrate.com, and Illinois Realtor Magazine. Andrea's commitment extends to the community as an active member of several professional associations. Her appointments include the Board of Directors of the Chicago, Illinois, and National Association of Realtors® and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. She markets herself under HOT PROPERTY®, an innovation in the real estate industry led by Chaz Walters that has been marketed since the 1990s. This unique real estate concept is always a step ahead of the industry providing marketing from cutting edge interactive exposure to targeted innovative advertising opportunities. Visit her at www.hotpropertychicago.com or 773.868.3090.

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