|5015 N. Clark, "The Renslow" (Quest Realty)|
According to Crain's Chicago Business,
"A developer will name a new Andersonville condo building after the pioneering gay Chicago entrepreneur who ran a business on the site for 44 years before his death last year.
A new nine-unit structure to be built at 5015 N. Clark St. will be named The Renslow, after Chuck Renslow, who died in June at age 87. From the 1950s on, Renslow operated multiple gay-oriented publications, bars and, at the site on Clark Street, Man's County, a bathhouse he opened in 1973.
Quest Realty Group bought the site and an adjacent building at 5019 N. Clark for just under $2.2 million from Renslow's estate Jan. 22, according to Quest principal Jason Vondrachek. The building at 5019 has a commercial tenant that will stay in it [UU Note: Full Kit Gear], but demolition will begin in spring on the other building, where Man's Country closed in early January, Vondrachek said.
Naming the building for Renslow, Vondrachek said, was 'an easy decision. Chuck was out front and center before a lot of people were comfortable with that aspect of their lives being shared. We wanted to honor what he did.'" Continue Reading