Rendering of proposed bypass

The CTA's proposed bypass north of the Belmont stop for Purple Line Express, Red Line and Brown Line trains. (April 17, 2014)

The CTA has released the list of buildings that would face demolition if the Red and Purple Line overpass project goes through, and some beer taps might run dry. 

Beer on Clark, Clark Street Beach, Fiesta Cantina, Beggars Pizza, Johnny O'Hagan's Irish Pub and Restaurant and the newly opened Big Cheese Poutineire are among other buinesses and residential properties that may need to be razed to make way for the proposed Red-Purple Modernization project, according to the CTA's list of properties released today. 

According to the release, none of the almost 20 properties on the list would need to relocated immediately, and if the project did go through, relocation funds would be available. Currently, there are no funds dedicated to the project, meaning it could lay dormant like other CTA projects like the Circle Line.

A full list of properties, according to the Tribune, can be found below:

• Residential buildings from 3240 N. Wilton Ave. to  3252 N. Wilton Ave. 

• Smokers Zone at 3328 N. Clark St. (rear building only) 

• Moksha yoga center at 3334-3344 N. Clark St. 

• Bolat African Cuisine at 3346-3348 N. Clark St.

• Peg's Pantry, 3366 N. Clark St. 

• Johnny O'Hagan's Irish Pub & Restaurant at 947 W. Roscoe St. 

• Second Stage Theatre at 3406 N. Sheffield Ave. 

• A restaurant at 3401-3407 N. Clark St.

• A restaurant at 3413 N. Clark St.

• Beggars Pizza and Beer bar at 3415-3419 N. Clark St. 

• Clark St. Beach at 3421 N. Clark St. 

• Residential property at 947-949 W. Newport Ave.

 

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