Re: Intersection Milkwaukee,Central Foster
Date: February 11, 2011 02:16PM
> I found a public notice dated Oct 28,1983 that
> mentions the acquisition of two parcels of land of
> 2,800 and 3,500 square feet in the middle of the
> intersections of
> Milwaukee,Central,Foster,Northwest Highway. To
> me, this would indicate that both parcels may have
> been private property at one time. I still have
> not been able to find any mention of businesses
> being run on these parcels.
> Chipast mentions some of the businesses that were
> at the intersection, but not in the middle. Where
> the shopping center with the 7-11 and Radio Shack
> are, there used to be in the 80s-90s a supermarket
> called Edmars, that probably was a old National
> A&P or Jewel, I remember when the shopping center
> was approved, the alderman promised the community
> who were concered about the loss of the
> supermarket that the new shopping center would
> have a food store. Typically like most Chicago
> politicians and developers promises, once the ink
> was dried and the new shopping center built, the
> space that was suppose to be a food store was
> leased to American Scientific and the "food store"
> that those people who had to walk to do their
> shopping was limited to a 7-11. now those people
> have to walk another four blocks to a Jewel or a
> couple of miles to a Dominicks.
> Amazing how many of these projects in Chicago
> after public hearings and zoning changes, the
> original project that was discussed never
The supermarket was orignally a National, Then A&P, Then Edmars.