Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Information on the Southport Corridor's upcoming Capital One Cafe

As you recall, Capital One Cafe with Peet's Coffee is coming to 3435 N. Southport in the current Indira space (Indira will be moving shortly to 3337 N. Southport shortly). We have some additional information on exactly what this space will offer for our community.

  • Capital One Cafe with Peet's Coffee will be taking both floors of the building. 
  • The goal is to have the Cafe up and running in fall 2017. 
  • Food will be provided by Chicago's local Delightful Pastries
  • The look and feel of the space will blend in with the local street and neighborhood. Our neighborhood is similar to Boston's Harvard Square location, which won a historical preservation award. 
  • Capital One's goal is to provide a commitment to the neighborhood. This includes volunteer work, provide work space for folks to come in and study, work, use the free high-speed Wi-Fi, have coffee - much how folks use our local Starbuck's with their laptops, conduct meetings, sit and have coffee, etc.
  • There will be two community rooms that any non-profit or educational groups can use free of charge. You will be able to book a meeting room via the web. This could be a good space for neighborhood groups to use.
  • There will be semi-private nooks for folks to use for meetings, study groups or other concepts that fulfill your purpose.
  • Capital One does not want to appear that they are coming in as a bank, but more like a community center that can offer banking opportunities if you desire. The customer will drive the interaction with Capital One employees if wanted. 
  • An additional write-up can be read here from The Chicago Tribune. 

3 comments:

  1. A few things to note: Evidently, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has recommended to Alderman Tunney that he not support the project. Also, you mention several different neighborhood organizations, none of which have 3435 N Southport within their boundaries. Somehow, you neglect to mention West Lakeview Neighbors, which is the neighborhood organization within whose boundaries the proposed project lies. Also, you mention Blaine PTA - Blaine is supported by an organization called "Friends of Blaine" and not a PTA. Further, 3435 Southport is located outside of the enrollment boundaries of Blaine. The address, does however, fall within the enrollment boundaries of Hamilton Elementary. Sometimes, it a good idea to review the content of what you publish for factual information.

    Thanks.

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  2. A few things to note: Evidently, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has recommended to Alderman Tunney that he not support the project. Also, you mention several different neighborhood organizations, none of which have 3435 N Southport within their boundaries. Somehow, you neglect to mention West Lakeview Neighbors, which is the neighborhood organization within whose boundaries the proposed project lies. Also, you mention Blaine PTA - Blaine is supported by an organization called "Friends of Blaine" and not a PTA. Further, 3435 Southport is located outside of the enrollment boundaries of Blaine. The address, does however, fall within the enrollment boundaries of Hamilton Elementary. Sometimes, it a good idea to review the content of what you publish for factual information.

    Thanks.

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  3. @ TK - thank you for the information. Why is the Lakeview Chamber recommending Tunney not support the project? I'm not a fan but that's just because I'm sad/tired of all the uppity gentrification of the neighborhood.

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