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Starbucks building plans to add apartments

Tenants parking would be reduced for more apartments at 1701 W. Division St. East Village Association board minutes for Nov. 14, 2016, by Daniel Navarro West Town Bakery is now closing some days at 7pm for winter hours, so board meetings need new location. Planning, Preservation & Development 855 N. Wolcott: Demolition permit, sold last month as a teardown. The caveat is that the neighbor's fire escape prevents a "regular" build, would have to work around the landing. Has to go through the landmark commission, will ask the developer to submit plans to EVA first. 1038 N. Ashland: In meeting at the Winchester, owner was trying to sell the building; seems to think incorrectly that developers believe EVA would be opposed to any development. Looking for a zoning change from a B1-2 to a B1-3. 1701 W. Division: Date not yet set for presentation to members on expansion of Starbucks building. Still waiting for drawings. Initially seemed OK, but parking and access are

Damen-Chicago store seeks liquor license to reopen

Red Apple Convenience, 2000 W. Chicago Ave, was denied a liquor license in 2012. East Village Association minutes for Nov. 7, 2016, by Daniel Navarro Red Apple The Red Apple convenience store at Damen and Chicago avenues fought for a liquor license three years ago. Owner was denied in appellate court, reapplied 2 months ago with new liquor commissioner under new alderman in 2nd Ward. Owner came to Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association with new business idea named Olive Branch, an upscale store with gourmet sandwiches and paninis. No plan on reopening settled issue but if the proposal changes will bring it to general membership. Suzi Wahl has a packet with testimony and business violations of the owners, dropped off all 177 letters in protest from previous attempt to Ald. Brian Hopkins: "Every single person at community meeting was against it but Hopkins still has not came out against." If you want more information contact Suzi Wahl. She's unsure how vacant store
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