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CTA surprises business owners with Belmont Bypass plan

by Rachel Menitoff
May 6, 2014


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The Big Cheese Poutinerie is one of many businesses that could be affected by the proposed Belmont Bypass project.

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Last week, the CTA notified Lakeview business owners of its plan to expand and improve the Red, Purple and Brown Line trains. The proposed project will demolish more than a dozen buildings in Wrigleyville. Restaurateur Rocky Aiyash, owner of The Big Cheese Poutinerie, received notification that his building is on the proposed list and says he was "utterly shocked" by the news.