|Alley door to temporary Walgreens off Chicago Ave|
The building that once housed Video Adventure and the old Walgreens on Chicago and Keeney is no more. Walgreens opened up a smaller pharmacy in the mall next door which only carries medications and medical appliances. Evanston Now reported earlier in the month the plan to officially move ahead with the new green Walgreens on Chicago Ave and has an updated rendering. As discussed last year the store will have solar arrays and wind turbines and has been touted as being the first net zero consumption retail store (and should actually consume less energy than it creates).
While the new store will be green, it will still have an anti-Earth surface parking lot for temporary car storage. Parking is still a necessary evil, but it would've been nicer to have the building hug the sidewalk instead of the typical suburban design with the setback. Parking ala Aldi grocery at California and Granville on the roof would've made it easier to live with as a pedestrian and you could've still had solar panels above that.
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