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Coffee Shop Replacing UPS Store In Heart Of Lincoln Park

By Mina Bloom | July 13, 2016 6:52am
 The coffee shop would replace the former UPS Store, 858 W. Armitage Ave.
The coffee shop would replace the former UPS Store, 858 W. Armitage Ave.
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LINCOLN PARK — A coffee shop is taking over a former UPS store in the heart of Lincoln Park. 

The 1,269-square-foot commercial space at 858 W. Armitage Ave., which has sat vacant since the UPS store left earlier this year, is undergoing $53,000 in interior renovations to become a coffee shop, according to a city permit issued July 3.

No work will be done to the existing facade, according to the permit.

It's unclear whether the coffee shop will be a chain or is independently-owned. The permit applicant, real estate investor Darrell Windle, did not immediately return a message seeking comment. And a business license is not yet associated with the address.

One thing is for sure: The space won't be home to a new Bow Truss location.

Phil Tadros, owner of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, said he isn't planning to open a coffee shop at the address even though he told DNAinfo Chicago in June that he was eyeing locations on Armitage Avenue.

Once renovations are complete, the coffee shop will join a busy stretch of Lincoln Park that is home to retail shops and restaurants, including Starbucks, 1001 W. Armitage Ave.

Stay tuned for any updates.

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