THREATENED: Wing Hoe Edgewater Mansion to be Demolished

“A key City Council committee signed off this week on a new Edgewater apartment building that will spell the end of a more than century-old mansion that’s housed the Wing Hoe Szechuan and Mandarin restaurant since 1971.

“The approval of the project at 5356 N. Sheridan Road by the city’s Zoning Committee clears a major hurdle after years of work on the project. The project still needs support of the full City Council.

“If granted, it’s unclear when the 1913 mansion will be razed or what exactly will become of Wing Hoe. Its owners didn’t want to comment on future plans. But Ald. Harry Osterman’s director of economic development and communications, Ally Brisbin, said the restaurant owners are looking for a new location to continue the restaurant.

“It would become the latest mansion to fall in Edgewater as developers continue to build in the hot neighborhood.” The developer is MCZ Development. (Ballew, Block Club Chicago)

Read the full article at Block Club Chicago

Wing Hoe Restaurant’s Edgewater Mansion To Be Torn Down For Apartment Building Under Newly-Approved Plan; The 106-year-old mansion at 5356 N. Sheridan Road has housed Wing Hoe since 1971. Jonathan Ballew, Block CLub Chicago, 10/18/19

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