Last fall, Chicago native AnneMarie Garza wanted to create a boutique centered on the idea that every item should tell a story. So the former real-estate development director purchased retail space, recruited designers via Craigslist and Etsy, and, within months, opened Bella Chica (1253 W. 18th St.; 312-927-3535). The new Pilsen shop sells handmade designs from about 15 Chicago artists, carrying everything from... Read more
Haus in Andersonville is closing its doors at the end of April and having a big sale (70 percent off everything) starting Wednesday, April 1, until all merchandise and shop fixtures are sold. To make sure we don't get too sad, they are going out with a bash: come by the shop for drinks and discounts, Friday, April 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.
-Gina BazerRead more
We always look forward to receiving photos of Gosia Korsakowski’s latest funky vintage finds in our inbox. Until lately, she has sold her well-chosen goods only through Etsy under the shop name Blue Bell Bazaar. Now Gosia has a space in the Heritage Trail Antique Mall in Wilmette and at Andersonville Galleria. Nice to check out the goods in person.
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Sale Price: $750,000
The Property: For more than 30 years, this mid-century modern house and a much older barn were the home and movie studio of Ted Peshak. For the old Coronet Studios in Glenview, Peshak directed hundreds of educational movies, including What To Do on a Date, School Rules: How They Help Us, and... Read more