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Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant

Swedish Covent Hospital

When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get their last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville’s Swedish charm was being lost.

However, the building has found a new tenant in the form of an outpatient facility from Swedish Covenant Hospital. According to a Crain’s Business story, the hospital has signed a ten year lease to occupy 2,500 sq. ft. at the property

Swedish Covenant Hospital, which is just a couple miles west of Andersonville, is starting to place more outpatient care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods. They hope that the convenience of a nearby doctor’s office in conjunction with its own Swedish heritage will be a community draw to their services. But of course, if a patient has a more severe health issue the hospital is a short drive away.

According to the Crain’s article, Swedish Covenant also hopes to attract a younger audience with their new Andersonville facility. With 45% of Edgewater/Andersonville’s population being under 35, the hospital sees potential with the younger residents and their small children.

This will be the hospital’s first outpatient facility in two years. They hope to add another two to four family practice physicians into community outpatient sites each year.

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