Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Walgreens rise in tony Lincoln Park locations

Construction at the new Walgreens drugstore at 843 W Armitage, Chicago IL 60614 (Photos Eric Rojas, Bob DePalma, Brokers, Kale Realty)
Walgreens may not be sexy but they sure can secure sexy locations.  I've been working in the Sheffield and Armitage area of Lincoln Park over the past few weeks and snapped a photo of the new Walgreens construction at West Armitage and North Dayton.

We posted about the sale of the property- formerly a Baptist church.

The empty lot at Armitage and Dayton in January of this year.
We also noted another well located Walgreens opened earlier this year at 2500 North Clark Street, Chicago 60614.  The store moved into the vacated space left by the Lincoln Park Market.

Walgreens at 2500 N Clark Street, Lincoln Park, Chicago 60614
We often here these types of stores in the neighborhood are the "suburbanization" of the city.  However, we grew up with a Walgreens "down the street" in Chicago I think there is a more balanced affect on the higher priced neighborhoods. The store chain meets demand and has some street cred too.

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