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Binny’s eyes shuttered Whole Foods site

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The liquor store chain Binny’s Beverage Depot wants to take over the former Whole Foods store at 1111 Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

Alderman Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, has scheduled a community meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Lincoln Elementary School, 910 Forest Ave., to discuss the plans.

The family-owned chain, founded in 1948 by Harold Binstein, now has 38 stores, mostly in the Chicago area. 

The Binny’s Lincolnwood store. (Google Maps)

Last year Binny’s opened a store in the former Lincolnwood Produce supermarket property at 7175 Lincoln Ave.

The 31,000 square foot Lincolnwood site also was sold to new investors for almost $10 million just after Binny’s signed a 20-year lease for the property.

Binny’s also has a store at 5100 W. Dempster St. in Skokie.

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