• Lincoln Square Neighbors, Aldermen Frustrated As Developer Stays Mum On Grocery Store: ‘We Don’t Like The Fact You’re Avoiding This Process’

    Hubbard Street Group plans to redevelop the Fifth Third Bank building, which could put a national grocery chain on the second floor. But it's not said which retailer it would be.

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / 12:45 PM CST on Jan 29, 2021

    LINCOLN SQUARE — A developer planning a grocery store at a prime Lincoln Square intersection is avoiding sharing details about the project by invoking a non-disclosure agreement and breaking up construction into two phases that bypass city oversight, local leaders said Thursday.

    Developer Hubbard Street Group is pursuing a two-story commercial development at the Fifth Third Bank building at 4800 N. Western Ave. that would include a national grocery store chain taking up the entire second floor. The first floor would include a smaller footprint for Fifth Third Bank, parking and a small section for the grocer, according to city officials

    But company leaders have shared no information about which retailer would be behind the store at Lawrence and Western avenues. Many business owners suspect could it be an Amazon Fresh, prompting them to circulate a petition to demand a public hearing for the project. Read more HERE

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