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Commented on North and LaSalle 9 months, 3 weeks ago
He said "Dom's," not "Dominicks." Dom's is a small specialty grocer. Block Club Chicago reports Dom's will open a store on Wells St. next to (or in?) Plum Market later this summer.
Commented on North and LaSalle 9 months, 3 weeks ago
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Commented on North and LaSalle 9 months, 3 weeks ago
The idea posed by some of "more retail" amuses me. There are already too many vacant retail locations in Old Town, so adding more at the area's high rent levels seems like folly. What does Moody want to do with the property? It's theirs.
Commented on North and LaSalle 9 months, 3 weeks ago
As previously mentioned, neither negative or positive "community" effects. It should be noted this site previously was for an Amoco gas station, so it may require remedial work prior to any residential development.
Commented on North and LaSalle 9 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm not sure if there are either positive or negative benefits to "the community" by a church parking lot used mainly on Sundays and sometimes other days for Moody special events. It's neutral.
Commented on North and LaSalle 10 months ago
As others have noted, the ground space is presently empty (no benefits) and there is a parking garage. Given that the area's grocery stores are concentrated around the south end of Old Town, keeping this space retail grocery would be a plus. If not a chain grocery store, perhaps divide the space up sort of bazaar-style with several specialty food retailers under one roof?