Mixed-use project targeted for former Sabatino’s site, other parcels on the block
by BRIAN NADIG
A mixed-use development could be coming to the south side of Irving Park Road between Kenneth Avenue and Kilbourn Avenue, including on the site of the recently closed Sabatino’s Restaurant.
GW Properties, a Chicago Development company, acquired the restaurant site, 4441 W. Irving Park Road, in early April. A sign recently posted on the site states that between 25,000 to 62,500 square feet of land on the block is available for a potential development.
GW Properties owner Mitch Goltz said that he is looking into acquiring the remaining parcels on the block, which include a car lot and two two-story apartment buildings, and that while a development plan has not been finalized, he envisions one or two projects for the block, each with residential and commercial components.
In November, Alderman John Arena (45th) met with the board of directors of the Old Irving Park Association to discuss a preliminary redevelopment idea for the Sabatino’s site and possibly other lots on the block, but the project never materialized.
Sabatino’s closed last December after about 50 years in business.