1. Remember Legacy Hillcrest’s withdrawn motion to rezone? University Park spokesman Robbie Corder tells me the company is back in the picture, and slated for a public hearing Feb. 8 with the city’s planning and zoning commission.
2. Prescriptions have left the building, but Highland Park Pharmacy remains Highland Park Pharmacy, at least in name. When I dropped by yesterday for a pimento cheese sandwich, Palm Beach style (pickle-laden/toasted to a crisp), manager Mary Duncan told me remodeling and renaming plans are still gelling for the business, which now just sells over-the-counter goods, toiletries, and the like alongside its (addictive, addictive) diner fare. Pharmacist Leroy Treadway moved last month to Preston Road Pharmacy — as did the whole client list.
Reworking a neighborhood fixture can’t be easy, of course. Next year marks Highland Park Pharmacy’s hundredth anniversary.
So what would you call the place, were it yours to brand?
3. Nine Highland Park Village merchants will host wine-‘n’-food-heavy shopping parties Tuesday to celebrate the Super Bowl and raise cash for Genesis Women’s Shelter. At the helm are Pilar Sanders (wife of Deion), Angie Barrett, and a handful of other women with ties to football and philanthropy. Visit Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Scoop, Harry Winston, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Vince, Ann Fontaine, and Patrizio with your designated “player’s card,” and you’ll be entered to win a swanky little something from Chanel.
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Want to keep things simple? Bring gently used shoes, accessories, and handbags to Highland Park Village’s main valet station on Tuesday. All donations will go straight to Genesis Benefit Thrift Store.