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Six Corners Aldi Plans To Open Late This Year Near Clarendale Senior Living Building

Other tenants for the ground floor of the development have not been finalized, but Aldi is on its way, company officials said.

The Clarendale, the 10-story senior living complex at 4747 W. Irving Park Road at Six Corners, as seen from behind on Jan. 12, 2023.
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PORTAGE PARK — The long-awaited Aldi grocery store planned for Six Corners development will open in late 2023, a company spokesperson said.

Aldi will be built in a lot next to The Clarendale, the senior living complex at 4747 W. Irving Park Road that plans to open to residents in the spring, development officials previously said.

The Aldi building is not affiliated with The Clarendale, as previous plans indicated, officials confirmed.

Samantha Seymour, an Aldi representative, confirmed the company will open the Six Corners store toward the end of the year. An exact opening month or construction updates were not available, she said.

Cheston Arthur, director of operations at Aldi, said in 2018 the Six Corners store would be similar in design to the one in Bucktown.

Project officials previously said the grocery store could open 11 months after construction on The Clarendale began, which would be in February, but the timeline has been delayed. Seymour did not provide information as to why the timeline got pushed back.

Other tenants for the ground floor of the development still have not been finalized, said Amelia Howard, executive director of the Clarendale building.

“At the moment, we are still looking for tenants for the ground floor. We currently do not have any leases for these retail spaces,” Howard said in a statement to Block Club.

The $130 million project developed by Ryan Companies will have 215 parking spots and 45,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of Milwaukee and Cicero avenues and Irving Park Road.

The Clarendale, a 10-story senior living complex with 258 residences and 11 affordable units, is nearly finished after starting construction in March 2021. Its original completion date was the end of last year but the project was delayed due to supply chain issues, officials previously said.

New benches, planters, wider sidewalks and a pedestrian island have been installed outside as construction wraps inside.

Credit: Ariel Parrella-Aureli/Block Club Chicago
The Clarendale, the 10-story senior living complex at 4747 W. Irving Park Road at Six Corners as seen from the front on Jan. 12, 2023.

Neighbors long have waited for something to fill the property dubbed “the hole,” which had been vacant since 2017.

The Clarendale is part of a major boom happening at Six Corners.

Across the street on the Milwaukee Avenue side, GW Properties built a medical center at 3950 N. Milwaukee Ave., in September, offering primary care, cardiology services, skin disorder and eye care services, diabetes care and more.

The same developer hopes to build a shopping center and apartments on the lot behind the senior living homes, which has been empty since People’s Gas left the property. A meeting to see latest project proposals is set for sometime in January but a date has still not been announced.

Across from The Clarendale on the Irving Park Road side, the former Sears redevelopment is back on after the city stopped construction for a few months last year due to work performed without a permit.

The building at 4712-4738 W. Irving Park Road is being redeveloped into luxury apartments, a project expected to cost $90 million. 

The development will have 206 apartments — six of them affordable — that will be a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units with rents of $2,750-$3,000 per month. About 50,000 square feet of retail will take up the ground floor, with Target as the anchor tenant.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Aldi would be part of the Clarendale senior living complex. This is not the case, and the store will be in a separate building.

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