Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Medical Clinic Coming To Sheridan?
Here's what we know: The windows of it and the neighboring storefronts are papered over. There's a battered building permit dated August 2009 saying the permit is for "interior remodeling of interior vacant store to medical clinic." There's another permit for construction-related sidewalk blockage between October 7 and November 5, 2009, which didn't happen.
So many questions... will this still happen? Delayed or cancelled? What kind of medical clinic? And why spend the money to convert a storefront to a clinic when there's a turnkey medical clinic sitting empty, available for lease, just a couple doors south, at 4824 N Sheridan? Enquiring minds want to know.
Update: A reader did some investigation--
We asked around today regarding the 4830 N. Sheridan rd. address. We asked both 46th Ward Alderman's office and Uptown United. Here is the information we found:
"The owner of the property & business is John Kim. You’ll see two business names associated with his business – “Dehan Total Therapy “or simply “Total Therapy & Medical Center.” He also has at least one suburban facility on Dempster in Morton Grove."
"I just called Dr. Kim the owner of the business. I did ask him EXACTLY what the clinic is planning to provide. He said the are a full service medical clinic. There are so many seniors in the area that he feels that he will be specializing in physical therapy, but there will be doctors on staff and be a full service medical service. I will check in when I have more information."
So, it is not going to be a methadone clinic and they own the property so they are going to use their own.