Starbucks at Former Brown’s Chicken Lot Now Open!
After years of soliciting Starbucks to enter the robust markets of the 45th Ward, it is with great pleasure that I announce that they have opened a new location in Jefferson Park in the former Brown’s Chicken building located at 5601 W. Lawrence.
Brown’s Chicken closed their doors in January 2017. It didn’t take long for Starbucks to become interested in the site due to its proximity to the Jefferson Park Transit Center and the prime intersection that is already home to Jewel, BeefBelly, Molly & Myles and Smakosz Restaurant.
Starbucks re-activated the drive-thru at the location and worked with our office, CDOT, and the Department of Planning and Development to ensure that its operations mesh with $250,000 of new pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle safety improvements along Central, from Goodman to Montrose.
I see this new Starbucks as another milestone as we work together on the continuing revitalization of our neighborhood.