(photo by Lee Bey)
There was potential good news last week for Hyde Park's former Shoreland Hotel. The one-time luxury hotel-turned-University of Chicago dorms might have a new incarnation as upscale rental apartments.
It would be a great save if developer Antheus Capital LLC, of Englewood NJ,‚ can pull it off. The faded 84-year-old grande dame with the outstretched arms at 55th and South Shore Drive was a hub of Hyde Park life--and is a beautiful remnant of the brief‚ time between World Wars when hotels along the city's north and southern shore rivaled the ones downtown.
Those days are long gone. But the old girl still deserves to kick up her heels again.