CHICAGO — The long-vacant and historic Three Arts Club building in the Gold Coast is set to become Restoration Hardware after an ordinance passed City Council Wednesday.
The ordinance allows for re-zoning of the building at 1300 N. Dearborn St. to be "fully renovated" as the restoration furniture and home-goods store chain and a restaurant.
About 2,000 feet and a rooftop terrace will be added to the 58,000-square-foot building.
The store will be called RH Gallery and will be similar to showrooms at the Merchandise Mart, Crain's reported in May.
The building used to be a residence for young women studying art and painting in the early 20th century and became a Chicago landmark in 1981.
Many uses have been proposed for the long-vacant building, such as a resting place for the cremated remains of up to 15,000 Chicagoans in 2009, the Tribune reported.
The developers are the same as those behind the renovation of Wicker Park's tallest and most iconic building, the Northwest Tower, into a boutique hotel and diner.