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Old April 5th, 2011, 07:38 AM   #301
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^ An ugly parking lot near an L stop is disappearing, and being replaced by active storefronts that will be flush with the street.

In these times, that's good enough for me...
on one hand agree; on the other, seems like in such a worthy location 1 story retail might be worth a little second guessing.
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Old April 6th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #302
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The new CVS at Division and Ashland is an amazing example of adaptive re-use. Proof you don't need to tear down a historic building because you need fifteen parking spots. I typically get my prescriptions filled at the Walgreen's on Chicago, but I'm going to switch to this CVS. I'd like to email Walgreen's and tell them why I'm switching. a) you should too if this is something you care about and b) does anyone have the best contact information to do so? I could only find a pretty generic contact form on the website.

Edit: of course, to be fair, the Walgreens on Chicago has no parking and the CVS on Ashland has a lot in the back. I guess this in more about adaptive re-use and conforming high standards than about parking.

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Old April 27th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #303
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Bucktown landmark gets panel's OK for retail zoning
By: Eddie Baeb April 26, 2011

The new owner of the landmark Midwest Bank building in Bucktown is seeking a zoning change to allow retail shops there.

A venture of trader Don Wilson, which took over the building at 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave. last June through a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, won preliminary approval Tuesday from the city's zoning committee for the change. The matter now goes to the entire City Council for a vote next month.

I read a rumor that Walgreens is looking to open a store here, which would fit with the request to allow a large "W" sign. But of course they already have a store just a few blocks away, which was supposed to be redeveloped until Walgreens bought the store.
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Any word as to whats going in at Division and Ashland where the pizza hut was?
And does anyone know the status of the Caribou Coffee on Damen?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #306
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Plenty of new development


Bucktown's six corners sees burst of development
By: Ryan Ori August 03, 2011

Bucktown's busiest intersection may be getting a whole lot busier.

A local group is vying to transform the neighborhood's tallest building, the 12-story Northwest Tower at 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave., into a boutique hotel. Across the street, the former Midwest Bank property is being redeveloped into retail space anchored by a Walgreens and a Caribou Coffee shop.
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The boutique hotel in this area is a fantastic idea. Hope they succeed (don't see how they wouldn't).
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