The Urbanologist Max Grinnell examines the future of State Street and how it has evolved over time

Justin Kaufmann

The famous Chicago Theater along State Street in downtown Chicago 27 April, 2004. The theatre first opened 26 October, 1921, with the silent film “The Sign on the Door,” starring Norma Talmadge. A 50-piece orchestra performed in the pit. After their daily “white glove inspection,” a staff of 125 ushers welcomed guests who paid 25 cents until 1pm, 35 cents in the afternoon and 50 cents after 6pm. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

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Writer Max Grinnell joins Justin Kaufmann to discuss the redevelopment of State Street (That Great Street!) and how it has evolved over time. Max talks about the history of State Street, why redeveloping State Street has been challenging and what State Street needs to become dominant again.

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