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Big Lots' Ghost=Showdown in Highland Park

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The York Blvd is covering the neighborhood dust-up over the El Super, a supermarket that's slated to go into the old Big Lots space. In an effort to get control over what goes in, it sounds like they want to declare the building a historic cultural monument. Via the York Blvd blog: "While they have a legally signed lease, and we have given them a list of things we would like them to do to make it a less annoying store, the main event is tomorrow’s (Thursday, March 19) meeting at the Cultural Heritage Commission: City Hall Room 1010 at the unfortunate hour of 10 am. Please come if you can. This Commission actually pays attention to community involvement. You would not have to speak, but we will ask supporters to stand so they see how many people are there. Our technical experts will have all the architectural details in their presentation. Having the Commission put the building into consideration is what brought El Super to the table in the first place. If we can get the building designated a cultural monument at tomorrow’s meeting, we will have considerable leverage over El Super." And here's the previous story on El Super moving in. [York Blvd]