Well, last picture showed just how much is in this store so let’s break it down into details.
Along with these details, I owe Tommy an apology. Because when I came to shoot away to my heart’s content, Tommy had a lot of stories to tell. So I asked if I could come back and hear more. I could – and I never did. Life happened but I still don’t feel right about never returning.
Backstory: in 2019 I lived in the district East Garfield Park for 3 months, a district none of the people I hung out with through Meet-up had ever heard of (more about that later). The closest café was the Star Lounge Coffee Bar in the Ukrainian Village (there’ll be a feature on that one too) and across the street from there was Tommy’s Guitars and Trading Post. Obviously I absolutely had to check it out!
Even if you have no plans of entering the Planetarium, go to Adlers when you are in Chicago! It was so fun to see the city from that angle. There was plenty of (paid) street parking the times I went there.
As a teenager I visited London often. What impressed me the most (apart from the Topshop under Oxford Circus with their own radio station and clothes we would not see in Denmark for another year) was the Planetarium. So, of course, I had to visit the one in Chicago.