Coffee shop planned for the Albion development on Sherman Avenue downtown.

Evanston’s City Council is scheduled Monday night to approve a liquor license for what will be Dollop Coffee Company’s second location in town.

The Dollop General Store and Café is planned for a vacant storefront at 1508 Sherman Ave. in the Albion mixed-use development.

Plans call for serving coffee, desserts, pastries and café food with seating for 25 customers. Hours of operation are planned to be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dollop Coffee has more than a dozen locations around the Chicago area — including a shared location with Hoosier Mama Pie Company in the AMLI development at 749 Chicago Ave.

1590 Sherman Ave. (Google Maps image)

A little to the north, at 1590 Sherman Ave., in the base of the Optima Towers condo complex, a milk tea shop called Moge Tee is planned to replace the Senior Helpers office.

It has received a favorable recommendation from the city’s Design and Project Review Committee.

The restaurant will offer counter service and have seating for eight customers. It’s planned to operate from noon until 9 p.m. daily.

2002 Central St. (Google Maps photo)

In the former site of Oliver’s Trains & Toys at 2002 Central St., DAPR has recommended approval for the Blended Health & Smoothie Bar.

Blended is expected to operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with shorter hours on Sunday.

It will have counter service only, with no indoor seating.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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