Brach’s teardown stirs mixed community reaction

Some envision jobs from new development – others see missed opportunity

By Robert Felton

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A high school, mixed-housing and a casino.

Those were among the ideas some had to replace the old Brach’s candy factory at 401 N. Cicero. None of those ideas, however, are part of the site’s future. The recent announcement by the site’s owners to tear down the factory and build a multi-use industrial building has drawn mixed reaction from community members.

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