LMC has announced the addition of fitness studio Shadowbox to the retail landscape at Marlowe, a luxury mixed-use apartment community in the vibrant River North neighborhood.
Notable for its healthy contingent of smart-home features and boutique-inspired hotel feel, Marlowe now will include an innovative retail component in Shadowbox, which utilizes elements of boxing to help users achieve their fitness ambitions. Shadowbox aims to bridge the gap between boxing and fitness with “transformative benefits that offer something for everybody.”
“We believe Shadowbox will be a fantastic addition to Marlowe and will help promote a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Doug Bober, division president of the Central and Midwest for LMC. “The addition of such a unique brand of fitness will complement what we believe is perhaps the most alluring community in one Chicago’s finest neighborhoods.”
Brokers Elan Rasansky and Anthony Campagni, principals of ARC Real Estate Group, represented LMC in the Shadowbox addition.
Shadowbox offers classes, private training sessions, various trainers and its own branded apparel. All skill levels are welcome, including first-timers. Marlowe will mark the third location for Shadowbox, which currently has studios in the Flatiron District of New York City and another in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood.
“We look forward to introducing Shadowbox’s distinctive, empowering concept to our Marlowe residents and the people of River North,” said Peter Chmielewski, senior vice president of development for LMC. “Residents will be the first to hear about Shadowbox’s events and they’ll have access to special packages. Like us, many residents are eager to see Shadowbox in action.”
Existing retailers at Marlowe include a Limitless coffee shop, which is integrated into the residential lobby. The coffee shop accentuates Marlowe’s boutique feel and connects the community to the artistic vibe of the River North neighborhood. It also complements the communities design theme of “urban bistro meets vintage barbershop”
Built on the site of a former barbershop chair manufacturing company at 169 W. Huron Street, Marlowe spans 15-stories and offers 176 apartment homes, including studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom layouts. The community offers one of the neighborhood’s most comprehensive smart-home technology packages, including a Ruckus Router, Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat, Sonos One with Alexa and Lutron Pico Remotes for dimming lights and controlling smart-home speakers in every home.
Apartment interiors include floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, quartz countertops, wood-style premium flooring, stainless-steel appliances with gas stovetop, designer tile backsplashes, custom lighting fixtures and textured floor tiles in bathrooms. Community amenities include a 15th-floor skyline deck, which features an outdoor lap pool and stunning views of the city, an outdoor kitchen with grill spaces, lobby with fireplace, community lounge with gaming tables and bar, fitness studio with flex fitness space and a pet run/pet wash with owner’s lounge.