Evanston residents invited to hearing on Walgreens location in Skokie

Susan Du, City Editor

Evanston is encouraging residents living near Harrison Street and Crawford Avenue to attend a Skokie Plan Commission hearing to weigh in on a proposed Walgreens.

Skokie is planning to construct a new, 14,490-square-foot Walgreens on Crawford Avenue, which is the current site of an old bar now up for sale. The family-owned Ubaa Tap has been closed for months.

In addition to plans to move into the space, the Walgreens is applying for a liquor license and a building permit for a drive-thru. Other discussion topics at the plan commission meeting will include adjacent real estate, map adjustments, vacation of nearby alleys and other zoning relief measures.

The proposed Walgreens would be located in Skokie, but Evanston residential neighborhoods lying directly across the street to the north of the project could be affected by the new store, according to a news release. Concerned residents are encouraged to attend the Village of Skokie’s plan commission meeting Dec. 6 at 5127 Oakton St. or submit comments online.

— Susan Du