Neighbors raise traffic concerns over Lincoln Park Trader Joe’s

A new Trader Joe’s may be coming to a busy part of Lincoln Park and could be open as soon as June of next year, but nearby residents first want to do what they can to avoid potential traffic and parking headaches the store might bring.

“This is going to change the nature of our neighborhood, big time,” said Diane Handelsman, who lives directly behind the proposed site on West Schubert Avenue, “We want [Trader Joe’s], but we want to maintain the quality of our lifestyles.”

About 75 community members attended a meeting Tuesday night at Louisa May Alcott School to discuss the project.

Chief amongst the concerns of the attendees was the effect the store, which would be located on the corner of West Diversey Parkway and North Orchard Street, might have on local traffic.

Read more at Chi-Town Daily News.

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