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Lickity Split Custard Shop to Expand to Western Ave. Storefront, Owner Says

By Benjamin Woodard | March 19, 2014 6:52am
 The first store opened on North Broadway three years ago.
The first store opened on North Broadway three years ago.
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EDGEWATER — Lickity Split, the popular custard shop on North Broadway, plans to expand to a storefront on Western Avenue in West Rogers Park, its owner said.

Ken Anderson, who opened the shop three years ago with his partner, Luke Klein, said he was still negotiating with contractors to build out the former sandwich shop at 7000 N. Western Ave. but hoped to be open in May.

"We want to give it a shot," he said Tuesday. "This has been successful for us, so we’re thrilled."

Anderson's shop has grown in popularity over the years and opened about the same time the business economy of North Broadway in Edgewater began to expand.

He said the Western Avenue location, near both Indian Boundary Park and Warren Park, would be smaller yet similar to the original shop, serving custards, pastries and coffee.

The shop would be located near Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse and Red Door Animal Shelter.

Anderson, of Evanston, said he started looking for a second storefront about a year ago.

"We want to take it slow," he said, "but not too slow."