Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Quik Stop Convenience Store To Close This Weekend

(Photo courtesy of 48th Ward newsletter)
Quik Stop, located at Argyle and Sheridan, is having a going-out-of-business sale and will close by the weekend.

It was shuttered by the city last April, and reopened after a couple months. This closure appears to be voluntary, and permanent.

We heard from a reader, who said [litely edited],

"This morning there was a hand printed sign on the door announcing "50% off almost everything" so I stopped in to ask what was up.  The older man at the counter replied that the store would be gone by Saturday or Sunday.

As I said in an email to Ald. Osterman, and I say now, I hope that space can be put to some good use, not as a "convenience" store and not having anything to do with alcohol (hey, Foremost is only a few doors down) or cigarettes.  Maybe even its garish red and white exterior can be stripped off.  

I live nearby and know first-hand what a problem that store has been--especially in warmer months.  This has been nothing but a source of trouble, especially in the summer when it seems to be a magnet for the regiment or division sized bad element in the neighborhood. There are other convenience-type stores nearby, both on Sheridan and on Argyle."