The Wilson Station Reconstruction Project is underway, with a station renovation, new transfer between the purple and red lines and accessibility features part of the final plan. According to a recent article in the Columbia Chronicle, one negative side effect is that some of the area businesses are losing revenue due to the construction zone. Ridership is expected to increase once the project is complete, which may bring more customers to the area in the future.
Until then, if you have a need (or food craving) for one of the more affected businesses below, consider stopping by on your commute on the red line. The Wilson Station is north of downtown Chicago in Uptown. From the station, turn left on N. Broadway to reach:
- Uptown Ace Hardware (tools, paint, electrical, hardware + glass and screen repair)
- Gigio’s Pizza (carry out and delivery + online ordering)
- Uptown Bikes (fix and sell bicycles)