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Pizer Funeral Home Tear Down Begins, Demolition Rumors About Strip Mall Across Street

pizer2The Pizer funeral home which has been vacant for over a decade finally meets its demise. Green barricades have been set up for the planned tear down that could happen as soon as this week. All glass windows have been removed from the structures and crews have been working to prep for the demolition.

The plan is to build a strip mall that meets standards set forth by the alderman’s office and community members. This will include a one story structure with no alley access and parking behind the complex away from the street.¬†Talks are supposedly in the works with Chipolte but no official word has been given. Word is there is a search for an anchor tenant for the mall.

Now, rumors have been flying about a possible tear down of the mall across the street (which is owned by the same company as the Pizer property) as well. The mall currently houses several tenants including Murray’s Auto parts, a PNC Bank and one of the Buzz’s favorite eateries Pizzeria Aroma. There has been no confirmation on this, but it would not happen anytime soon if it were the case. Some say it could be a new prospect tear down for the CTA red line reconstruction or a new retail/housing development.

Though few community members have expressed excitement for another strip mall, most are still interested to see which corporations and small businesses the landlord can attract.

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