chicago residents ordered to ‘stay at home’ compels tony retailers to ‘board up showroom’. covid-19.
illinois governor j.b. pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order for the entire state starting saturday, 21 march, as officials take drastic measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. pritzker announced the directive at a 3 p.m. friday news conference along with chicago mayor lori lightfoot. for dior sometime before midnight the store began a facelift that was completed by 8 a.m. saturday.
we capture several showrooms within a three-block section on rush near oak street that were busy in the wee hours of saturday morning. on a normal day rush street has quite a bit of foot traffic. but nothing is normal right now. we’ll attempt to visit this area and michigan avenue in the upcoming days.
above > rush & walton :photo taken wednesday 30 october 11 a.m. // below > photo taken saturday 21 march 9 a.m. // boards were painted to match.
above > rush & oak photo taken friday 20 march 11 a.m. // below > photo taken saturday 21 march 9 a.m. // one block away a clever-sweet board up.
above > rush & oak photo taken wednesday 20 november 3 p.m. // below > photo taken saturday 21 march 9 a.m. // commencing board up.
above > rush & delaware photo taken friday 24 january 5 p.m. // below > photo taken saturday 21 march 9 a.m. // there’s no board up but all the cars have been removed, an empty showroom save three tesla roadsters.
above > rush & delaware photo taken monday 2 september 3 p.m.