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Cubs Seek To Build Hotel Across From Wrigley

Deal contingent on agreement to renovate stadium



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    That could soon become a reality now that the Ricketts family announced plans Thursday to build a boutique hotel across from Wrigley Field on Clark Street, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    A family spokesman told the newspaper that the hotel would go through if a deal is struck with lawmakers to renovate the stadium.

    The Cubs bought the property from McDonald's a couple of years ago, with a caveat that one of the fast-food restaurants be included in any planned renovations.

    Last week, Cub officials met with a neighborhood group to float plans for the area that included space for farmer's markets and outdoor movies, and a bigger ice rink.