Representatives of Nic's Organic Fast Foods told city officials Wednesday -- just hours before a scheduled hearing -- that they're dropping plans to open a restaurant in Evanston.
The proposal to build the restaurant on a vacant lot at the corner of Gross Point Road and Crawford Avenue had been on the agenda of the Design and Project Review Committee as the latest installment of an effort stretching back nearly two years to bring the restaurant to Evanston.
Those plans had been strongly opposed by some residents living near the intersection.
Neighborhood opposition previously doomed plans to open a Chase Bank branch on the site, which formerly was home to a Citgo gas station.
Update 5/18/19: Eater reports Nic's has shuttered its three existing Chicago-area locations and reportedly plans to focus on opening restaurants on the West Coast.
Nic's asked to revise plans (4/4/19)
Nic's to try again for zoning OK (3/30/19)
Traffic fears nix Nic's (11/15/17)
Organic fast food planned on Gross Point (6/12/17)
Chase Bank one step closer on Gross Point (11/13/12)
New delay for bank project on Crawford (3/13/12)
Chase bank branch plan may be reworked (12/15/11)