Highland Park — Foes of gentrification have targeted new businesses on York Boulevard but that has not seemed to have slowed the pace of investment or store openings. The newest addition to York is a proposed “beer/wine lounge and gourmet cheese shop,” at 5052 York, according the Planning Department.
The new lounge and shop would be located in the former home of The Glass Studio, which has moved down the street, and on a block that’s already home to several bars and cafe’s, including the soon-to-open Recess.
The online summary of the Planning Department filing says the restaurant owners want permission to serve alcoholic beverage on the premises and also sell them to-go. The summary does not say who is behind the new lounge. But Bughouse, a gallery and design firm that owns the building, announced it had leased out the storefront to a tenant with plans to sell craft beer, organic cheese and charcuterie and also hold yard games in an outdoor space, according to a posting on its Facebook page.