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Old Posted May 17, 2010, 9:07 PM
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Red Ivy, Goose Island, and Starbucks are all worthy buildings. And maaaybe Salt & Pepper. Red Ivy particularly livens the street with its open front. I think the real thing to be angry at in this development is the Sports World souvenir shop. If they weren't holding out on the most visible and important parcel, it would open up quite a bit of square footage and perhaps spare Red Ivy.

VC is totally right about the importance of the streetscape, generally. Perhaps not this specific set of buildings - the Triangle Building and whatever goes in where McDonald's is will help it fit in more like real infill - but Wrigleyville can't stand to lose much more of its streetscape than this. Imagine something like this going into Boystown. It would totally change the character.
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