Chris P

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February, 2022

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Commented on North and LaSalle 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Having two gas stations almost back to back is not necessary. However I would like to see one remain. I like the convenience of being able to fill up near home. Also I think it is a good service to provide tourists and suburbanites who come to the lakefront. I think the next closest stations are North & Elston, LaSalle and Ontario or Chicago and Wells.
Supported a comment by Jewly P on North and LaSalle 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Jewly P
I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THIS GAS STATION REPLACED WITH HIGH RISE CONDOMINIUMS. ANYTHING BUT THAT.
Supported a comment by J Jag on North and LaSalle 9 months, 2 weeks ago
J Jag
We don't need 3 specialty markets. We need a regularly priced grocer, like trader joes.
Supported a comment by James P on North and LaSalle 9 months, 2 weeks ago
James P
Could not have said it better myself.
Commented on North and LaSalle 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Bring back restaurants like O'Briens and the Steak Joynt. It has been disappointing to see the physical "Old Town" architecture disappear south of North Ave.
Supported a comment by Karen R on North and LaSalle 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Karen R
Old Town needs to return to providing goods and services to its residents. As others have mentioned, the area south of North Ave has been turned into an arm of Division St's bar scene. Gone are all the stores that residents used to frequent for their basic needs. There are no cutting-edge restaurants in the area, likely because rentals are too high. Instead, most dining options cater to the bar crowd or tourists. Old Town has lost its florists, bookstores, bakeries, and hopefully not its Walgreens. It has lost its neighborhood charm and character. I'm not even sure why the area south of North Ave calls itself Old Town, when nearly all the Victorian buildings have been demolished. It is kind of joke. I visit other US and European cities that have managed their development far better than Chicago because their quaint older sections are respected and preserved. No one in Chicago appears to care.