January 4, 2014 3:53 PM Subscribe
In Chicago, especially in working-class neighborhoods, there are a lot of stores that seem from the outside like they sell a bit of everything: they have displays (often garish) with pots, pans, clothing, and other odds and ends. What are these stores? Who are they for? Who runs them, who buys from them?
posted by LSK to Grab Bag (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I pass a bunch, but in particular there's one near the Bryn Mawr red line that stands out. It has a display up front with lingerie and all manner of things, but I don't think I've ever seen anyone go in there.