Roy's Furniture (2455 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-248-7878), the family-owned Lincoln Park store destroyed by fire 17 months ago, reopened over the weekend.

The original building had to be demolished, and in its place stands a brand-new showroom with high ceilings, an all-glass storefront, and raw finishes. Though the loft-like space is much more modern than its predecessor, Roy's hasn't strayed from its roots.

Prices remain affordable—items including sofas, dining tables, and beds are under $1,000. For young families and apartment-dwellers, it's still a welcome alternative to big box shops.