Watch This Space: Walgreens' Designs for Division and Ashland

Walgreensby Stephen Rynkiewicz

Plans for a Walgreens drugstore at the southwest corner of Division and Ashland have grown, but not enough for residents seeking a building on the scale of the MB Bank across the street.

Interra-Vision Development at the Nov. 6 EVA meeting displayed designs for a 12,000-square-foot, cast concrete building with second-floor storage. Proposals started with a single-story building.

Keeping plans modest for the former Pizza Hut lot, according to the developer, were the common space required for multiple tenants, the uncertainty of selling condo space and the need for approval from the neighboring Wendy's restaurant.

Further west on Division, a Southwest-theme restaurant would open in the former Andy's Deli space in February at 1721 W. Division.

Owner Bobby Burrelson, owner of Kincade's, Twisted Lizard and 10 other Chicago bars and restaurants, said Angels & Mariachis would be a two-story restaurant with sidewalk cafe and 10 big-screen TVs to appeal to a sports crowd.