The former KFC space at Dempster and Dodge will be turned into a Starbucks as early as this fall, according to a press release from the city. The Evanston Planning and Zoning Division approved the application Thursday.
“Not only will this addition provide residents, students and visitors with another option for coffee and snacks, it's a statement that Dempster/Dodge development is moving in a positive direction. While there is more work to be done, the addition of Starbucks will provide momentum to our continued efforts to bring high quality retail and services to the area,” 2nd Ward Ald. Peter Braithwaite said in an email to constituents.