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Pita Pit, Mystery Tenants Coming to New Loyola Apartment Building

By Benjamin Woodard | September 2, 2014 5:02am
 Signs for Pita Pit and another tenant were hung on the storefronts.
Signs for Pita Pit and another tenant were hung on the storefronts.
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ROGERS PARK — A Pita Pit and a BMO Harris bank branch are coming to Loyola University's new apartment building storefronts on North Sheridan Road.

And more retailers are on the way.

A sign was posted in one window of the building, just north of the Loyola "L" station, announcing the Pita Pit, while another sign next door reads, "Exciting New Retail Announced Soon."

Steven Christensen, a university spokesman, said a "larger announcement" would be coming in the next month about "which retailers will be going to which locations" in the four-story building.

Loyola says it invested $18 million into the new plaza at the station, the new building and the improved pedestrian crosswalk on Sheridan Road.

The ground floor includes about 9,500 square feet of retail space, according to site plans from Mid-America Real Estate Corporation.

The largest available storefront, facing Sheridan Road, boasts 3,483 square feet and could be divided into separate storefronts, according to the plans.

At least six parking spaces will be available on the building's south side, where Loyola Avenue will be extended to the "L" tracks, according to plans.

A McDonald's and BMO Harris branch occupied a one-story building in the same area before it was torn down in 2011 to make way for Loyola's development.

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