and I went up there and walked around and hung out, he added. seemed perfectly fine to us. There just seemed like there was a lack of nightlife. There nothing to do other then get a bucket of chicken from Popeye after the visit to Howard Street, Modeer and Carlson were seriously considering opening their business in an abandoned city owned building at 629 31 Howard Street. In late February, the Evanston city council helped seal the deal by offering the couple financial incentives to turn the abandoned building into a wine bar.
The storefront building cost the city $262,000. Evanston is loaning Modeer and Carlson $130,000 to turn the ground floor into a wine bar and to rehab the second floor into an apartment where the couple will live and eventually own thanks to a lease to purchase agreement they signed with the city, said Ald. Anne Rainey (8th). Rainey said that after all is said and done, the deal will end up costing the city about $15,000.
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thrilled, Rainey said. a great investment with almost a one hundred percent return. in mind it is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, she added. reason we do TIFs is to create economic development, as an incentive for people to come and do things on the street. This place will certainly add to the increment. Besides an accountant, there never really been a legitimate business in there. said the city has been trying to create sustainable commercial development along Howard Street for years, and that the opening of the wine bar and restaurant this summer is only one aspect of that.
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When a friend suggested that Cody Modeer and his girlfriend, Anne Carlson, open a wine bar and small restaurant in the 600 block of Howard Street the couple were reluctant. The neighborhood had a reputation as being in a tough part of Evanston, according to Modeer.
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theater in the 700 block of Howard, she added. checked two things off our list and now we going to focus on bringing the family restaurant to Howard Street. 25, said he and Carlson are excited about their new business venture. He now works at an Andersonville wine bar called In Fine Spirits, and said he believes Howard Street is ready for a similar Zanotti Boots type restaurant.
were looking for a neighborhood that was lacking in nightlife so we could open up something and kick start something and get it going, he said. were too many moratorium issues and high rent issues in Chicago.
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