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Harold's Chicken Shack Approved for Howard Street

By Benjamin Woodard | January 30, 2014 8:01am
 A Harold's Chicken Shack was approved to open on Howard Street.
A Harold's Chicken Shack was approved to open on Howard Street.
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EVANSTON — A Harold's Chicken Shack was approved by the Evanston City Council this week to open on Howard Street.

The South Side favorite since 1950, which has since expanded to other parts of the country, applied last year for a permit to open at 337 Howard St. in Evanston.

The City Council approved a special use permit for the fried chicken destination at its Monday general meeting.

Franchisee Kelly Roberts said earlier this month she planned to be selling chicken in the now-vacant storefront — on the border of Rogers Park and steps from the Howard "L" station — by the end of February, pending approval by the city.

"It’s a very busy location [with] a lot of foot traffic; It'll be great," Roberts said.

Roberts said she owned two other Harold's locations on 79th Street on the South Side.

According to the zoning application, the restaurant would be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, but would not offer delivery. It would be staffed by eight employees and have about 10 seats inside and one bathroom for customers.