A building known for decades in Brookfield as a fast food restaurant will soon undergo a transformation into a place known for the health and wellness of children.
On March 24, a company known as A to Z Medical Real Estate LLC purchased the former Las Asadas restaurant property at 8863 Ogden Ave. for $450,000, and the company’s owner plans on turning the building into a medical office specializing in pediatrics.
“We’re going to open a medical facility in the next few months,” said Dr. W. Daniel Perez, who owns A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare and operates a pair of offices in Chicago and Addison. “We’re in the process of getting permits. We hope to begin construction soon.”
Perez, a native of Peru, opened his first Chicago office about 10 years ago at 2859 S. Pulaski, in the Little Village neighborhood on the city’s Southwest Side. Five years ago, Perez opened a suburban outpost at 721 W. Lake St. in Addison.
When the Brookfield location opens, however, it will replace the Chicago office, which Perez said will close. In addition to Perez, the Brookfield location will be staffed by two nurse practitioners.
According to the business’ website, A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare is a “child-focused practice [that] works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence.”
Perez said that the old restaurant building will be getting a complete interior makeover as well as some changes to the rooftop. He’ll also be resurfacing what is now a pretty beat up asphalt parking lot.
The parcel includes a residential property immediately south of the commercial building. Perez said that initially the plan was to expand the commercial building, “but the financing was too complicated.”
In the meantime, he’ll continue to rent the residential property, though Perez would like to demolish it sometime in the future in order to accommodate the expansion of the medical office.
“In the future, we’ll enlarge the property,” Perez said.
A to Z Medical Real Estate has secured two construction mortgages totaling $810,000.
Plans for the renovation on file with the village of Brookfield show new electric, plumbing and HVAC will be installed in the commercial building, which will be divided into offices, examination rooms and a front lobby. The exterior will remain brick veneer, though windows and doors will be relocated to suit the new use.