|5026-5030 N Sheridan on Sunday, January 12|
The land is currently under contract and is set for sale next month. According to this press release, it will open sometime in 2015.
We'd certainly hoped for something a little more glamorous for this lot that could help Big Chicks/Tweet and the renewed Argyle Street attract new customers to a part of town that is becoming increasingly high profile, thanks to the Argyle Night Market, the rehabs of the former Somerset Place and 5050 North Sheridan, and the upcoming Argyle streetscaping project. If a self-storage facility does go in, the area's tax base will be helped, and that's good, too. But it's not the complement to Tweet and Big Chicks that Ald. Osterman had hoped for, and we can't help but be slightly disappointed by the news.