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Rug store conversion to co-working space planned

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Evanston city staff members are scheduled Wednesday to review plans to convert the Allegretti Rug Masters store at 818 Lake St. into a co-working space.

The plan from Charles Davidson would provide desk space for about 43 people in the building adjacent to the Metra tracks.

The design from architect Kiril Mirintchev of StudioVim will add a second story recreation space and a mezzanine partially cantilevered over the front property line to the existing one-story building.

Evanston already has three co-working spaces, Creative Coworking at 922 Davis St., CoLab Evanston at 900 Chicago Ave., and the Regus space at 1603 Orrington Ave.

The meeting of the city’s Design and Project Review commmittee is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in Room 2404 of the Civic Center.

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