Downtown slowly comes back to life after three-month ‘stay-at-home’ order
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Chicago Loop Alliance

Tulips on State Street near Jackson Boulevard. (Image obtained from Chicago Loop Alliance.)

Downtown slowly comes back to life after three-month ‘stay-at-home’ order

6-Jul-20 – Chicago Loop Alliance says they are seeing “a gradual increase in activity” downtown as businesses and workers move into Phase 4 of the city’s framework for emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statewide stay-at-home order that started on May 21, according to CLA, led to an 80 percent drop in pedestrian activity in the Loop. However, during the week of June 10-16, pedestrian activity on State Street was up 26 percent from the week before.

“We’re grateful for the essential workers who never left the Loop, including our very own Chicago Loop Ambassadors who’ve been hard at work keeping State Street clean and safe all this time,” said CLA President/CEO Michael Edwards.

CLA says construction is underway of a Primark store at 35 North State Street. The international fashion retailer is taking over a three-story space previously occupied by Gap. An opening date has not yet been announced.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

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