So long, Cowboy Slim’s

THE WEDGE — Cowboy Slim’s is now closed and gutted at 1320 W. Lake St., and a developer continues working to line up its replacements.

The site is slated for seven stories of apartments, two restaurants and other ground-floor retail. 

Marketers for the project say no timeline is in place for construction, but they can promise that major financial obstacles are covered and the project will proceed. Progress is also underway in signing retail tenants, according to the marketing firm. 

“There are no leases signed, but we have lots of verbal agreements,” said Tony Zosel, president of Multiply Communications. “There are lots of different chefs and different entities involved. It will be very unique. It’s not going to be your standard apartment with a coffee shop below it.”

The city Planning Commission approved the project in February.