A rendering of the three-story building planned for 1102 Pearl St., the Boulder property that is now home to Old Chicago on the Pearl Street Mall.
The property owners of Boulder’s Old Chicago are planning to raze the one-story restaurant on the Pearl Street Mall and replace it with a three-story office and retail building.The plans include a ground-floor restaurant or retail shop, with offices slated for the second and third floors, according to an application on file with Boulder’s Planning Department.
Property owner Philip Day said the building at 1102 Pearl St., parts of which date back to the 1930s, is “decrepit” and would be too expensive to remodel.
“It’s kind of at the end of its life, so it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to put money into the existing building,” Day said. “The thing about that building is it doesn’t have good solid bones.”