Survivors

Something we don’t get to see often in Chicago is the little shop downtown that has been around forever, and carved out a niche (sometimes literally) among the giant office buildings. So it was a bit jarring to see these two shops which look like their heyday was during the Nixon administration still open and thriving(?) in their respective city centers. I just wish I was in the market for either a haircut or a guitar at the time I came across them; it would’ve felt good to support them with a couple bucks.

Tooley's Barber Shop, Peoria, IL

Tooley’s Barber Shop, Peoria, IL

Ziegler Music, Aurora, IL

Ziegler Music, Aurora, IL

2 responses

  1. Familiar with both! Actually did one on Tooley’s myself:

    http://readerareadevelopment.com/2012/08/02/little-shop-of-hairs/

    May 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    • tabularasa88

      Saw your post, pretty nice! These kinds of buildings aren’t my specialty, but they were both so photogenic, I couldn’t pass them by.

      May 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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