With just two days until the Chicago Blackhawks officially kick off hockey season, the team is giving fans even more to look forward to.
The team is set to unveil their newly renovated Chicago store on Michigan Avenue in a ribbon-cutting event late Tuesday afternoon featuring Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz, President and CEO John McDonough, GM Stan Bowman and Captain Jonathan Toews, alongside Alderman Brendan Reilly.
"This is an incredible opportunity to engage with our fans on the Magnificent Mile, a world class location on one of the most iconic streets in the world," McDonough said in a statement. "We envision the Blackhawks Store will become a must-visit destination for locals, tourists and fans alike."
The store is located at 333 N. Michigan Ave. in an art deco building designed in 1928. The renovation and expansion of the store was expected to cost $48 million. Included in that cost is the renovation of office suites above the store and the restoration of some of the building's historical features.
The updated store will grow to 362,210 square feet and will have four levels of retail space, including restaurants.
"We are up for the challenge of restoring one of the city's most important Landmark buildings in one of the most highly-regarded locations in Chicago," Don Vitek, SVP of Wirtz Realty, said.