When we lived at the Towers, we used the mini grocery store for its convenience. And with its secret residents-only entrance, we were able to get the full Walmart experience by buy cat food and milk at 7am in our sweatpants and slippers. It has a certain appeal.
That Walmart is gone, but the retail space remains, and according to a proposal submitted to the city, could become a Porsche dealership. Napleton Automotive Group wants to open Porsche of Downtown Chicago in the space at 570 West Monroe.
The Chicago Plan Commission will consider the request on Thursday. We don’t expect any fireworks, as there have been other car dealers in the area before. We once bought a Fiat from the now deceased Fiat of Chicago just a couple of blocks away. And Napleton has a long history in town, selling cars to Chicagoans for 89 years, according to its web site.
Still, we have to wonder if the residents-only entrance will remain. And if so, what would happen if we wandered through the door in sweatpants and slippers early one morning.