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By Heather Cherone | March 24, 2015 5:33am
PORTAGE PARK — Several storefronts in the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District — some boarded up for years — have a new owner and are poised to be transformed into restaurants, officials said.
Condor Partners bought eight storefronts near Irving Park Road and Cicero and Milwaukee avenues, and are looking for tenants interested in opening up restaurants or event spaces across the street from the Portage Theater, said Michael McLean, a partner in the firm.
“Six Corners is a very special place to be right now,” McLean said. “We’ve been impressed by the redevelopment efforts.”
Condor Partners bought five storefronts from 4047-55 N. Milwaukee Ave and three storefronts from 4029-37 N. Milwaukee Ave., on either side of the building at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., which is home to the Filament Theatre Ensemble and the National Veterans Art Museum and is the future home of the Chicago Ballet Center.
Once owned in part by Portage Theater owner Eddie Carranza, Condor paid $1.75 million for 30,000 square feet of property near Six Corners, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.
Condor said it purchased “underutilized commercial property” in an effort to be part of the renaissance of Six Corners, which the company said is “becoming a bustling shopping and entertainment district.”