Posts tagged “Aurora IL


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