HIGHLAND PARK — The owners of a York Boulevard commercial building plan to transform the property into an “artisan marketplace” with space for vendors, restaurants and live entertainment, according to the Planning Department.
The York Market, as the project is described in an online summary, is located east of where a large concentration of new shops, restaurants and bars have transformed York Boulevard.
The approximately 6,400-square-foot building in the 5300 block of York has served as an auto body shop, warehouse and other uses but is currently occupied by The Hunt, a vintage furniture store that is looking for a new home. The building and lot were sold in July 2014 for $1.4 million, according to PropertyShark.com. The buyers, Isola Bela Inc and Seven Fountains LLC, are controlled by a “high net worth” California family, according to one business journal.
The owners are seeking a city permit to serve a full line of alcohol beverages on the site in conjunction with 10 vendors, including restaurants, that will occupy the building. The York Market also plans to host live entertainment but no amplified music or dancing. The Building and Safety Department has also received an application to allow restaurant and retail uses for the building.
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