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Downtown Glenview Might Get Drive-Throughs Soon

Glenview's plan commission is reevaluating the village's downtown zoning code to adjust the real estate available to interested businesses.

Glenview's plan commission is reevaluating the village's downtown zoning code, including revisions that could pave the way for drive-through restaurants, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Today, retail businesses have access to first floor building spaces in downtown Glenview, but service businesses and professional offices are limited to upper floors, and the revised zoning code would give more businesses first floor real estate options, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Harry Gio February 19, 2013 at 01:11 PM
They should reface and divide up all these large retail spaces into smalller store fronts to attract more smaller businesses... They should also build out the upper level into offices.
Harry Gio February 19, 2013 at 01:15 PM
What happened to the development of the Marano's Grocery Store on the south end of Waukegan Road (near Golf)??? Rumor has it that the deal fell through.......
chris February 19, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Glenview is a drive-thru. People drive through on their way to Wisconsin to go shopping without paying all the ridiculous prices in Illinois.
Brian Brehart February 19, 2013 at 02:35 PM
I agree with Harry Gio, but I would take it a step farther and tear down and rebuild all buildings along Glenview road (including the NE corner of Glenview and Waukegan) and the West side of Waukegan between Dewes and Lake Avenue to match the facade of the buildings at the SE corner of Glenview and Waukegan (where Caribou Coffee is located). Glenview needs a unified face to present to potential investors/businesses. Also, on the other side of town, I think Glenview needs to seal off Tower Drive from vehicle traffic so as to provide a safer shopping experience.

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