We've been watching 4623 North Broadway for several months now, intrigued by the demolition going on in the back of this beautiful old building.
Neighborhood gossip had it that a restaurant and banquet hall had expressed interest in the site a while back, but no one knew if they were the same people behind the demo or if someone else had bought the building.
Today we noticed a building permit has been posted, at long last. It's for "interior alterations on existing building, 1st and 2nd floor and foundation, to columns work at basement for a restaurant as per plan." The owner's name on the permit is the same as the owner of Bolat in Wrigleyville, so we're eager to see what will show up here in Uptown.
In any case, it's good to see another "For Rent" sign taken down on this blighted stretch of Broadway, and we have high hopes that the extensive rehab denotes a solid commitment to our community.