Banks and Boutiques

By Cody Prentiss | Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scoop Skupian and his dog. Photo by Cody Prentiss.

Name: Scoop Skupian

What neighborhood he lives in: Northcenter

Where we saw him: Walking his dog near North Wolcott Avenue and West Irving Park Rd.

What issues most concern you with the neighborhood?

There?s a bank that might go in on Lincoln and Berteau, and we would love to see another bank with a bunch of parking spaces. We?ve met about that, but things being the way they are with the economy, the developer has been sitting on the piece of land forever. In the best case scenario, we could have a park. That?s the only thing I can think of off the top of my mind other than?uh, no, I?ll just go with that.

What do you really like about the neighborhood?
It?s got a good sense of community. It’s very walkable.

Do you work in the community?

I work for a company based in Cleveland, but I work out of my home office.

What do you exactly?
It?s a software company, kind of marketing.

Do you like that job?
Yeah, sure. [Laughs]. I?ll go with yes.

If you could have any job now, what would it be?
My wife owns a store up the street. I just came from there. There?s a possibility in the next year or two I?ll work there full-time as well. That would be a long-term goal, a mid-term goal. It’s called Embellish. It’s an accessories boutique.

Do you have anything else about yourself you would want people to know?

No, I don?t want people to know anything else about me. Thank you!

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  • Ed

    After Phil’s gas station closed maybe 5 or 6 years ago, I was less pleased that the Lincoln/Berteau lot was going to be another condo/commercial space complex – that has been the developer formula for the last 10 years that I’ve lived in N. Center. With the economy tanking and all, I’d rather see something at that lot then just a beat up fence. A bank is better is as good as anything (since they can afford the $ for the land). Other business owners in the area would like to see the spot filled too to encourage more foot traffic. Now if there was only something to be done about the “leaning house” on Lincoln just south of Belle Plaine … that thing is like a bad high school physics project.

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