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North Center Neighbors, Fed Up With Cloud Kitchens Problems, Want More Action — And Fewer Meetings — From City

"We’re just tired of complaining and not seeing any results from the city,” one neighbor said. The city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection says the issues are complex and can't be fixed overnight.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens’ Plan To Resolve Traffic, Parking Problems In North Center Is Too Little, Too Late, Neighbors Say

“We just finished our second meeting about these problems and they’ve only gotten worse," Ald. Matt Martin said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens Promises To Fix Traffic ‘Clusterf–k’, But North Center Neighbors Skeptical Plan Will Work

“It’s like a Portillo’s drive-thru but with armed security guards. It’s bonkers, man,” one neighbor said. Nearby business owners say the constant stream of delivery drivers and trucks is costing them customers.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens Benefit Uber Eats, Grubhub While Local Restaurants Suffer, Critics Say — And There’s A New Push To Regulate Them

"The disrupters of the food industry, that’s gonna be the death of your local mom-and-pops," a local restaurateur said. He wants City Hall to regulate shared kitchen spaces rented by national chains.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

North Center Neighbors, Alderman Say Cloud Kitchens Has Created Traffic, Parking And Garbage Nightmare On Rockwell

Nearby business owners said the traffic, trash and even the fast food smells coming from the "ghost kitchen" has led to them losing customers.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens Will Open In North Center Despite Objections From Neighbors And Alderman

Neighbors were concerned the business, which operates commercial kitchens for delivery-only restaurants, would bring too much traffic.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

West Town Carpet Warehouse, Once Considered For Cloud Kitchens Site, Being Demolished

A plan to sell and develop the site into single family homes is "on hold," neighborhood leaders said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City Blocks Startup Cloud Kitchens’ Plan To Open In North Center Over Parking

The commercial kitchen startup founded by former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wanted a transit-oriented designation for the development, but Ald. Matt Martin opposed the plan. It's unclear if the business will open anyway.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park