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2145 W.

2415 W.

Here to Create.
Here to Make.
Here to Innovate.

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"I was drawn to the original characteristics of the building, which are a catalyst for creativity."

Anthony Tahlier

Professional Commercial Photographer


"The building is well located for our growing downtown service business."

Clint Paton

COO, Revel Events


"The Machine Shop is a high energy, productive space, perfect for our Limitless Coffee brand"

Matt Matros

Founder, Limitless Coffee

Partial List of Tenants

The Machine Shop | North

Space For Lease

2145 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

The Machine Shop | North is a 64,000 square foot heavy timber loft, two-story building located in the “Makers District” of Chicago’s Kinzie Corridor / West Town neighborhood. Built in 1916 by the former Chicago Transit Authority as a trolley car repair and storage facility and formerly owned by the Racana Family for over 40-years as a fine Italian furniture showroom and warehouse. In 2022/2023 the building was fully renovated and converted into a multi-tenant incubator project for hard-tech and downtown service users. The property boasts strong corner visibility and favorable C3-2 Zoning suitable for warehouse, retail and offices uses.

The Machine Shop | South

Fully Leased

2415 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

The Machine Shop | South is a 120,000-square-foot heavy timber loft industrial building located in the Pilsen Neighborhood of Chicago. Built around 1907 and rebuilt in 2017, the building has undergone a full renovation, redeveloped, and improved to accommodate the demands of innovative companies serving downtown Chicago.

Tenant Case Study

Revel Decor, a subsidiary of REVEL Global Events is one of the largest event companies in Chicago. REVEL Decor first occupied 18,000 square feet and have grown to become the biggest single tenant at The Machine Shop. The company uses the space for event design and production, serving their clients in Chicago and beyond. REVEL Decor specializes in transforming environments with custom decor, fabric, floral and furniture which epitomizes the creativity that we foster at The Machine Shop. For more information, please visit:


The Machine Shop | North is located 2145 W. Grand Avenue, in the West Town / Kinzie Corridor just west of Downtown Chicago and in close proximity to both the CTA Green Line Stop on Damen and CTA buses to the door.

The Machine Shop | South is located in the Heart of Chicago / West Pilsen neighborhood, 3 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop, in close proximity to the I-290 Expressway. Excellent downtown service location, with nearby access to CTA and Metra stops.


I-290 Expressway

I-55 Expressway


Western CTA Pink Line Station

Western Metra Station

Friends of The Machine Shop