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NIMBYs get in over their head, get hung out to dry

Medical District Apts

According to DNAinfo, the Medical District Apartments (MDA) was apparently willing to sell its two-story parking garage for the development of a Walgreens on the site. A group of townhome owners in the planned development that includes the apartments and the parking garage objected to the sale, blocking the Walgreens. MDA had allowed the townhome ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 12, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Church barbeque gives way to Walgreens sushi on Armitage

Walgreens site on Armitage

Back in the day you could count on some of Chicago’s best barbeque outside the Greater Little Rock Church at Armitage and Dayton in the DePaul – Sheffield neighborhood. The site is slated for development of a 3-story Walgreens, and demolition of the church was far along when I visited yesterday afternoon. The new store ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 2012