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Wicker Wire: In yet another surprising turn of events, Trader Joe's has decided not to pursue a location in the former Miller Lumber site located at 1811 W. Division Street according to a report published earlier today by DNA Info. This comes as surprising news because the LaSalle II Elementary School located directly across the street at 1148 N. Honore Street had recently voted to support the grocer's project.
According to today's report, and after many months of meetings, Trader Joe's has decided not to pursue the Wicker Park location because "they did not feel that they were welcome in the community". Alderman Moreno confirmed the news today and is encouraging Trader Joe's to evaluate additional locations in Wicker Park and Logan Square.
Wicker Park Plans for Trader Joe's At Division and Honore Dead After Complaints [DNAInfo]