The Village of Skokie’s Plan Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 to discuss plans for a new Walgreens (14,490 square feet) to be built at the former site of UBBA Tap on Crawford Ave. just south of Old Orchard Rd. Walgreens is also seeking permission from the village for a liquor license and permission to build a drive-thru. The UBBA Tap, formerly known as UBBA & Crawford Inn, has been located at 9956 Crawford Ave. for more than 70 years and went out of business earlier this year.

While the proposed site of the Walgreens is entirely within the Village of Skokie, the proposed project is directly across the street from residential property located in the City of Evanston to the north (Harrison St.) and east (Crawford Ave.). Interested parties, including Evanston residents, are encouraged to attend this meeting or submit comments.

At the meeting, Skokie officials will discuss several agenda items involving the former UBBA Tap restaurant and other adjacent parcels to the west and south of the property. The agenda items include map amendments, special use permits for the sale of liquor and a pharmacy drive-thru. Other related items under consideration include a subdivision, alley vacation, dedication of a new alley and other zoning relief.

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The location of the Skokie Plan Commission meeting and public hearing is at 5127 Oakton St. in Skokie. For additional information, including access to plans and maps of the proposed project, contact the Skokie Community Development Department at 847/933-8447.

If Evanston residents would like to comment on the construction of the new Walgreens, they can attend the December 6 meeting, call 847/933-8447 or email