Saturday, October 22, 2016

Treasure Island Foods Slated As Anchor Retail Tenant of Maryville Development

A flyer from Harlem-Irving Companies showing the upcoming Maryville Development 
An eagle eyed reader of the "Uptown Uplifted" Facebook page spotted a real estate flyer showing the upcoming Maryville development with "Treasure Island Foods" as the anchor tenant. We were expecting to see a medium sized grocer in the space and we can now attach a name to it. If you are unfamiliar with Treasure Island Foods, there is a location in Lakeview at 3460 N. Broadway to check out.
The sale of the Maryville site is set to close any day now. As with most things city related, it seems to take an eternity. As soon as the demolition crew is scheduled, we will let you know.

10 comments:

  1. I thought they were giving the east parcel (in the park) back to the city and to the parks department, When did that change or did I miss interpret something over the years of negotiations for this project to come to fruition.

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    1. Excellent question. Would love to get an answer.

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    2. I know Sedgewick proposed that on their 4th proposal, however, I don't think JDL offered that. I have heard a small retail space with 11 parking spots is going there. Shame.

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    3. You are right William. JDL was giving land east of Clarendon to the Park district. It wasn't a donation bc in exchange they'd get to build a taller building on other side. Would have worked better for neighborhood than the 2nd high rise, which no one talks about. We went from everyone agreeing to townhouses on the parking lot across from the playground to a 16 story building a whole block long like a wall across from the park. And the city wonders why people move away. There is basically no public info about this thing after all this time.

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    4. In the 2013 plan, the NE corner of Clarendon and Montrose was shown as green space. It was originally a gift of the water department to nuns who ran Cuneo Hospital to do with as they wished. They put a building there. Not sure if the water department was offered it back by JDL, or if it was ever going to really happen. In any case, it was not a property that belonged to the parks department, but it did belong to the city, which gifted it to the nuns who ran Cuneo Hospital.

      In 2014, the TIF amount was reduced from $38million to $15million. I am guessing that retail space was necessary for the developer to make up the difference.

      In the most recent (2015) plan, the renderings show a small building on that lot.

      I know that the 46th Ward Z&D committee discussed that their preference was for any retail there to be for the benefit of all ages, family friendly for people walking to the park.

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  2. Great news! Treasure Island is far, far better than the Trader Joe's that everyone gets so cranked up about.

    Now, if they're in the market for a 70 year old stockboy, I just may be available....

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    1. @uptownjack. How is Treasure Island superior to Trader Joe's? Trader Joe's all ways has exciting new products, the environment is fun and they pay their employees a living wage!

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  3. Glad there putting the land to tax generating use, there is more than enough park land already

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  4. People want a park, next to a park, across the street from a park. This is a city people.

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  5. I live less than a block from this development & I would much rather see a Trader Joe's going in than an outdated Treasure Island...anything other than Jewel or Treasure Island would have been an improvement...what a disappointment.

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