Thursday, April 19, 2018

Weiss Plaza Facelift Gets Underway

It looks like the $500,000 renovation of Weiss Plaza (Lawrence/Sheridan) has begun! The front facades of all the stores have been removed and there is scaffolding up at the former JJ Peppers storefront. Here's a rendering of what it may look like.

Many readers have commented that they would like to see the plaza torn down and a high-rise or mid-rise mixed-use building replace it. We can argue about the best use for the property all day long, but the owners alone get to make that decision. Since they're sinking half a million dollars into updating the retail spaces' facades, we're guessing they've decided to keep it a shopping center, at least for now.

Here's to a better-looking strip mall and full tenancy.

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