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Among the increasingly chichi crop of new businesses in Logan Square, Bric-a-Brac Records and Collectibles’ offbeat façade provides a refreshing change of pace. The building’s exterior features a mural of Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and other cryptids, or creatures whose existence is disputed by scientists. The storefront sits adjacent to a small strip mall and across the street from a coin laundry at Diversey and Kedzie. Inside, it’s the 80s bedroom you always wished you’d had.

The shop’s green-painted hardwood floors compliment purple walls, which are covered by the era’s signature...

Customers need only to visit Cup and Spoon once to be considered a regular. The shop, located in Humboldt Park, prides itself in being a friendly, neighborhood spot where the baristas know customers’ names and coffee orders.

“It’s a very warm and welcoming environment,” said owner Rosie Quasarano. “And it’s a great place to meet your neighbors. We really get to know each customer.”

In addition to serving Metric Coffee and a selection of sandwiches, toast and pastries, the shop also serves as a gallery where local artists can show their work and a performance space for spoken...

Domu is a locally-owned company that takes pride in helping Chicagoans find apartments. And we also take pride in Chicago—its architecture, its unique and varied neighborhoods, its cultural landmarks, its food, its innovation and the kindness of its people.

Our 2017 advertising campaign expresses our Chicago pride through the timeless words of many who shaped its culture. Throughout Chicago’s rental season, you’ll see thousands of Domu ads on Chicago public transit buses and trains that attest to the extraordinary nature of our city. 

By literally putting this poetry into...

Hundreds of years ago, the spice trade flowed on the Silk Road, a treacherous trek from the Far East to the Middle East. Chicagoans won’t need to travel as far to find spices from around the world. With their storefront in Old Town, Patty and Tom Erd brought exotic spices to Chicago.

Patty’s parents, Ruth and Bill Penzey, opened The Spice House in 1957 in Milwaukee. There are now five locations throughout Chicago, Evanston, Geneva and Milwaukee. Growing up, Patty, sometimes reluctantly, spent her Saturdays earning her allowance and sharpening her spice merchant chops at the...

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