SONIC UPDATE.. thank you to the staff of Alderman Cappleman's office, who looked into the TSN inquiry on where we are on this...
"I talked to (them) yesterday, and they believe that they have all their building permit issues resolved. They have a couple paperwork things to do and are expecting permits to be in hand by Monday, and to start construction as soon as October 1.UU Note: There is a photo in Bob Rehak's amazing portfolio of 1970s Uptown of what that corner looked like before it was an empty lot. We don't want to step on his copyright by reprinting it, but you can click on the link to see it. Very depressing, very sad. Uptown has come a long way in the past few decades.
Since their timing was thrown off (originally expecting an August/ Sept opening) they are trying to determine their new schedule. Looks like soft opening in the winter and "grand opening" probably in March. They may do a ground breaking event, too....."
UU Note: If you want to see more details about Sonic and the whys and hows, see UU's post from December.