The notice posted this past December makes more sense now. Building permit issued 12/19/13 permit number 100516658 - for work at 7549 N Paulina, description of permitted work - interior alterations for a new fast food (SUBWAY) restaurant as per plans.
We aren't getting another Subway. Its just moved to the sunnier side of the street. There are certainly places in Chicago where you can run into three or four Subways in a five minute walk. Ever gone for a stroll around the Harold Washington library?
Gateway Mall's commercial spaces are a natural fit for corporate franchises. Perhaps more mom and pop businesses will move to the Evanston side of Howard?
In any case it's about time that these long vacant storefronts were occupied with tax paying businesses.