Norridge clearing way for dispensary, more stores near Harlem Avenue – Chicago Tribune

Rumors that a home decor store and a new marijuana dispensary are opening soon in Norridge are premature, Trustee Jack Bielak said last week.

However, developers are demolishing the former Putting Edge and Bed, Bath and Beyond on Harlem Avenue to create new spaces that are less massive and more marketable in order to attract single-story retail stores, Norridge Building Commissioner Patrick Gorski said.

“The old Putting Edge and Bed, Bath and Beyond had a lot of void space that was not desirable to retailers to come in,” Gorski said. “These units will be built out like the current Amazon Fresh, Ross (Dress for Less) and Bob’s (Discount) Furniture (and Mattress Store).”

Developers are demolishing existing structures between, but not including, the former HH Gregg/Spirit Halloween, both at 7100 Forest Preserve Drive, and Super China Buffet, 4125 N. Harlem Ave., Gorski said.

“The plan is to open single-floor retail spaces there,” he said. “They do not have buildout plans yet, so a HomeGoods is not confirmed. I don’t know where you heard that. It’s not true, though. The Building Department doesn’t even have a buildout yet.”

Trustee Debra Budnik also confirmed that the village has not yet approved the opening of

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