East Village Association General Membership Meeting Minutes

This post contains corrected material.

7 PM September 4, 2007, Happy Village Tavern

Wynona Redmond, Pubic Affairs Director for Dominick’s, was the guest speaker. She discussed what the store has to offer as well as some of the challenges they faced opening the store. Senior discount days are Wednesdays. She also took questions from the floor. East Village Members are invited to a grand opening reception on September 27th before they open to the public on September 28th.

There is approximately $1700 in the general fund. There are currently 55 memberships (22 Individual, 23 Family, 3 Businesses, 7 Seniors).

Pizza Hut/Wendy’s at Division and Ashland: The Scott Rappe and Greg Nagel are gathering information on the development. A Walgreens is proposed there. The planning and development committee plans to meet with the developer and the Ward 1Alderman to discuss its layout & density.

Scott Rappe also reported that the building at 1916-24 West Chicago Avenue is scheduled for demolition and redeveloped into a new condo building by a local developer. (This address is corrected.)

Approximately 45 newsletters went out to prospective members who came to the August Barbeque who are not currently members.

A new tenant on Division Street “Boundaries” who has not yet opened, had paved over existing tree pits. Greg Nagel will discuss with the Ward 1 Alderman.

Recent shootings in the area were discussed. There was a general consensus that East Village Association members are encouraged to attend CAPS meetings to make a stronger presence of our group there. At CAPS meetings we can voice our rising concern and make other suggestions.

Joe Honeywinkle, along with Heather Greenman and Jerome Voelske, volunteered to start a “Green” committee.

It was announced that after 25 years, Andy’s Deli has closed their Division Street Store on 1721 West Division.