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22 | April 12, 2018 | The Northbrook tower NEWS –Chicago Tribune “Mesmerizing. Amagnificently talented cast.” –Chicago Theatre Review BY MARTIN MCDONAGH DIRECTED BY BJ JONES Featuring Wendy Robie and Kate Fry “Compelling, subtle and beautiful.” –Chicago Sun-Times “An exquisitely honed revival.” –Chicago Sun-Times NOW PLAYING to APRIL 22!|847.673.6300 9501 Skokie Boulevard Free Parking THE WILMETTE BEACON New owners of Plaza del Lago address rumors Soon after Retail Properties of America, Inc. bought Wilmette’s Plaza del Lago for a reported $48 million earlier this year, talk about the historic shopping center’s future reached a feverish pitch. Rumors of the new owners knocking down parts of the center and building condominiums have circulated throughout the community. “Nothing at this time is set in stone of what we’re going to do, but as I’ve told the existing tenants, our plan is to improve what’s there,” said Stacy Short, vice president and leasing director of RPAI’s Western Division. “We want to lease the spaces that are vacant and bring in additional businesses that will bring in extra traffic.” RPAI, based in Oak Brook, currently has 112 retail operating properties that total 20.3 million square feet. Opening in 1928, Plaza del Lago is one of the nation’s oldest shopping centers. Since 1971, the Moss family had owned the property when Joseph Moss purchased it. Moss, 90, died in March 2017. “We’re excited to own the asset,” Short said. “We want to make sure that people know we are here and local to the area.” Plaza del Lago, which features Spanish-style architecture, consists of retail and office space. The center is anchored by several national tenants, including Jewel, CVS, and North- Shore University Health- System. Reporting by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor. Full story WilmetteBeacon. com. THE GLENCOE ANCHOR Despite erosion at neighboring beaches, Glencoe Beach ready for season It’s full steam ahead for Glencoe Beach this season. As beach season approaches, the Glencoe Park District, which manages the Glencoe Beach, said things are looking good, in terms of water levels and erosion. “The beach is going to open as normal,” said Bobby Collins, Glencoe Park District’s director of recreation and facilities. “We’ve been monitoring it a lot and going down there a lot. There have been no major changes in the last three months.” Opening day is planned for May 26 at Glencoe Beach and it will close for the season over Labor Day Weekend. Recent reports have shown water levels rising at the beach, but Collins said it’s nothing out of the ordinary. Last fall, as a result of rising Lake Michigan water levels, Glencoe Beach faced a large issue after sand movement left a 16- inch water main exposed at Perlman Boating Beach, adjacent to Glencoe Beach. The main, which went out of service temporarily, transported treated water from the Village’s water plant out to the main water network. “The water main was running the length of the sailing beach,” Collins said. “We faced so much erosion that it was exposed but the Village relocated it.” Reporting by Megan Bernard, Contributing Editor. Full story at GlencoeAnchor. com. THE WINNETKA CURRENT Expansion of Winnetka Community House parking lot gets green light In a unanimous decision, the Winnetka Village Council approved a special-use permit to allow for the long-awaited expansion of the existing parking lot at the Winnetka Community House at its Tuesday, April 3 regular meeting. According to the B-1 Multiple Family Residential Zoning District code for the village, parking lots are allowed to be designated as special use. With the approved decision, the existing Champion House building will be demolished so that the parking lot can be expanded from fitting 20 vehicles to 26 vehicles. Additionally, the Community House is proposing the parking lot as a temporary or interim use for the property, and as such, the parking lot is being constructed with a 2-inch layer of asphalt over gravel. It is estimated to have a life span of approximately five to seven years. The Community House is currently engaged in strategic planning for its operations and facilities. At the completion of the strategic planning process, it is expected to provide direction for the future longterm use of the parcel. Each body recommended approval with the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals recommendations conditioned upon a term being placed on the special-use permit. However, the council opted not to place a term on the permit. “I’d be in favor of eliminating (a term),” trustee Kristin Ziv said. Please see NFYN, 29 northbrook the northbrook tower | April 12, 2018 | 23 2660QUAIL LANE Northbrook 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHS | $539,000 RARE UPDATED RANCH! JACKIE & BARB PEPOON | 847-480-4083 | BARB.PEPOON@CBEXCHANGE.COM | WWW.PEPOONTEAM.COM Northbrook Coldwell Banker | 1925 Cherry Lane, Northbrook The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accu-