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Wrigley Field construction update: December 1

Taco Bell almost gone, and other views around the area on Saturday.

BCB’s David Sameshima visited Wrigley Field on a rainy Saturday afternoon and sent me this report:

I visited the ballpark midday. Earlier in the morning, some rather heavy rainstorms passed through the area. The rain had stopped when I arrived, but a light rain started to fall.

There was little construction activity visible from the street, but there was work still taking place inside. It was been a while since my last visit (November 3), so some of the things I noticed may have been covered in previous construction reports.

The Taco Bell was still open, as of Saturday, December 1. I saw that there are new structures being built on the upper deck patio, that is over the marquee. It appears that there will be two structures, one on each side of the marquee.

A temporary loading zone has been created on the south side of Addison Street, near the Sheffield Avenue corner. This is for the businesses opening in the new Addison & Clark development, across from Wrigley Field. Due to Addison Street being reduced down to two lanes, due to the Wrigley Field construction fences out in the street, there is no curb lane for stopping in front of the Addison & Clark development.

A Do-Rite Donut shop is scheduled to open on Tuesday, December 4. The Harley-Davidson store looks to be close to opening. Due to my limited time, I didn’t have a chance to walk around the Addison & Clark development to check the status of the other businesses. I did hear that the 7-Eleven is close to opening. There will actually be two 7-Elevens in the development, one on Addison, and one on Clark.

The Gallagher Way ice rink was closed due to the rain, and the entire plaza was closed off to the public. Only the businesses in the Cubs Office Building were open.

We’ll have more photos here later in the week.