Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Former JJ Pepper Storefront Available For Lease

According to a real estate brochure that a keen-eyed reader sent in, JJ Pepper has fully abandoned its Lawrence and Sheridan storefront and the property is for lease. This puts to an end speculation that the store would be reopening as a modernized version of itself with the same ownership.

It's surprising because of JJ Pepper's package liquor license, one that cannot be reissued at that location. The ability of the store to sell over-the-counter booze had been grandfathered in decades ago. It cannot be re-issued at that location due to an existing package liquor moratorium and the presence of nearby homeless shelters, senior buildings, and religious establishments.

The real estate brochure seeks tenants for both the former JJ Pepper spot (2760sf) and the former Family Dollar spot (8271sf). If you know any businesses that might be interested, the broker is Todd J. Cabanban,, 312-477-0342.


  1. I would love to see that parcel of land redeveloped with a mixed-use building of 6 or more stories with a mix of office, retail, affordable and market rate housing. A strip mall on that crucial corner of Lawrence and Sheridan is a blight.

  2. I would love to put a lounge there,everyone would have to be 30&up to enter