The Star Lounge in the Ukrainian Village has some very spaced out, very fun small murals on the house that clearly used to be a home – a classic two story Chicago home with barely enough room between two houses to walk through.
The Star Lounge was my favorite hangout place when i was staying in East Garfield Park in 2019. Many pictures coming up 🙂
Now, take a look at those signs on the side of the shop to discover, as the owner told me, that Tommy’s started out as a diner and as his collection of guitars grew, he put them up at the diner and as the collection continued to grow, the diner became a shop.
I want one!! But I didn’t have room in my luggage. Some day…
Where else but in Chicago? 🙂
Pretty guitars in a row.
Yes! Tommy’s Guitar and Trading Post also has guitars!
I would not ever turn my back on that thing!
There are many relics here from old days…
With Chicago framed by antlers I want to link to an article in the New York Times. It is related to my musings a few posts earlier about neighbourhoods in Chicago.
“Black lives are shorter in Chicago. My family’s history shows why” – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/magazine/life-expectancy-racial-gap.html?smid=url-share