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Why Not Turn LP Hospital Into a Community Garden?

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Looking for a fresh angle to report on Webster Square, a Medill journalism student tracked down Andy Atkinson, owner of the Dark Cloud coffee shop on Halsted, to get his take on the planned development. "Why not turn that into a large community garden?" asks Atkinson. "You can create a very sustainable situation just by taking one plot of land like that and creating some sort of community garden or something where people can grow things to either sell at the farmers market here or use themselves." After spending millions on the property, it seems rather unlikely that the developers will want to raze the buildings and start a community garden. [Medill Reports]

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