WICKER PARK — An Aldi along The 606 has closed as construction to build a new 95-unit mixed-use apartment complex anchored by the discount grocery chain gets underway.
A spokeswoman said the Aldi at 1767 N. Milwaukee Ave. closed on Monday. She said the Aldi is undergoing "a complete tear down and rebuild."
The owner of the development anticipates it will take a year to finish, the spokeswoman said.
Work on the estimated $37-million project means that the Wicker Park Aldi would be closed during the construction, officials previously said. When it reopens, the discount supermarket chain will be on the first floor of a a 5½-story, 95-unit apartment building.
There will be 60 parking spots for Aldi shoppers at ground level and 56 other spaces below ground for the building's tenants, the developers previously said.
Bow Truss Coffee Roasters has signed on to be a tenant at the site, joining Aldi.
The nearest Aldi stores to the now-closed Wicker Park store is at 1836 North Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park or 3320 W. Belmont Ave. in Avondale. For all Aldi store locations, visit aldi.us
A rendering of a 95-unit apartment building anchored by an Aldi. [Hirsch Associates/Centrum Partners]
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