Posted on February 24, 2012 by Tm Pareti
Posted on February 18, 2012 by Tm Pareti
It could be called Evanston’s grocery store triangle.
City officials announced today that Trader Joe’s is going to open at the former site of Blockbusters at 1211 Chicago. Trader Joe’s will be located across the street from Jewel and one block north of Whole Foods.
The property sold in August for $2,300,000, above the list price of $2,250,000. The parcel is 25,074 square feet and the building, constructed in 1961, has 12,780 square-feet.
The grocery retailer plans to raze the former Blockbuster building and build a new 13,000 square-foot store, expected to open early next year. Read more here.
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Posted on February 5, 2012 by Tm Pareti
614 Davis under contract
A downtown Evanston building that housed Giordano’s Jazz Dance Studio for a half century is under contract.
The landmark building at 614 Davis was listed at $1,990,000 when it went under contract last week. The original list price was $2,599,000 and it was on the market for 313 days. Built in 1905, the three-story building has 17,430 square feet.
A city-hired consultant identified the building as the most ideal location for a performing ats center in downtown Evanston. The report released by consultant Kennedy Smith last August indicated the Giordano’s building could qualify for a tax credit and rely on other funding from a tax increment district.
In other news, a single-family home that is expected to be converted into a bed and breakfast by billionnaire James Pritzker has sold.
The lakefront home, at 300 Church, sold for $2,250,000 on Jan. 24. The original list price was $2,599,000 and it went under contract the same day it went on the market. The home, built in 1899, sits on a 12,700 square-foot lot and has lake views. The 4,458 square foot home has six bedrooms and 4.5 baths. There is also a renovated coachhouse.
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