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Historical, Interiors, Retail

Walgreens Bucktown

25 - 75,000SF, Historic, Renovation, $5 - $10 Million

Walgreens Bucktown

Chicago, Illinois 

Leopardo completed the historic renovation of the new upscale Walgreens store, which features a sushi station, beautician bar and vitamin vault. The new flagship Walgreens is located within the historic Noel State Bank building in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood at the corner of North, Milwaukee and Damen Avenues. The 1919 building is a registered Chicago Landmark.

  • Winner of the 2013 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Adaptive Use
  • 2013 A.R.E. Design Award Winner “Outstanding Merit” for Specialty Store over 25,000-SF
  • 30,000-SF, three-story renovation and buildout of historic 90-year-old building which required preservation of historically significant items
  • Restoration on the building’s coffered plaster ceiling that features elaborate designs  and at the ceiling’s center is a large stained glass window with a six-point star design
  • Includes main level sales floor, coffee bar, juice bar, sushi bar and yogurt station
  • Elevator/escalator pits required installation of micro-piling to stabilize footing
  • Fast-paced construction schedule

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