|(Photo courtesy of 48th Ward newsletter)|
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."