Antique Stores in Chicago

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Antique Stores in Chicago

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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, KY4,328 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is the king of mid century finds. Truly a gem in Chicago. There’s a lot of cool stuff here, however, bargains are hard to come by. Still it’s a great place to browse and marvel at these finds. Staff is friendly and it’s well maintained compared to other antique malls we have been to. It’s metered street parking on Broadway and close in on the side streets. On the plus side you are less than a block away from Ann Sather’s on Granville. Think cinnamon rolls to die for.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • Matt V
    Fort Wayne, IN97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place has a lot of hard to find pieces. The staff is very helpful and all prices are negotiable...think American Pickers. That said, items are still pricey even after the negotiation. You better come prepared with your wallet.
    Written 30 March 2017
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  • The Happy Traveler
    Chicago, IL2,488 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There’s Chinatown Main Street then there’s Chinatown Square that’s 2 blocks over and is equally interesting with many shops and eateries. We really enjoyed walking to see special monuments and Chinese shapes built into the walkways. While you’re visiting try venturing over there and taking the culture in!
    Written 7 March 2023
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  • Stephanie L
    Toledo, OH47 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The atmosphere of Ravenswood is intimate and fun to navigate, with intimate nooks and crannies. Unfortunately, the quality of curation is slightly lacking. Older, less accomplished translations of world literature were present, as well as advanced reader's copies of books. Selling that in a bookstore is just – no. The organization of genres could be better. The literature section was predominately popular fiction, which was quite surprising. If you are looking for a serendipitous discovery, or something more serious, then you might be disappointed. The classics were well-stocked, though.

    Additionally, browsing takes exerted effort. I love bookstores with piles and stacks to navigate, but this was just too much. Moving 16 books to look at the next section in the alphabet became exhausting after a while.
    Written 8 April 2018
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  • M N
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got married at Salvage One on July 2nd 2022. It’s an absolutely beautiful and unique venue, and we got lucky with weather good enough to have our ceremony in their outdoor courtyard. They were generally flexible with us throughout two covid postponements as we were supposed to get married in 2020, then 2021, and finally 2022. One thing to be aware of is there is a company directly next door to the venue that rents their parking lot out for outdoor events, and we found out one week before our wedding date that they were planning to host an EDM concert with up to 1,000 people in attendance. Not exactly the news you want to hear that close to the wedding date, but we understand it’s not a normal occurrence for them, and typically their outdoor events are not that large or loud. In the end it wasn’t as bad as it could have been - the outdoor courtyard was shielded enough for us to still have our ceremony outside, and other than some windows rattling during the father of the bride speech, and having to find a last minute valet (which was very costly) it could have been worse. While we were hoping the venue would have been more flexible in working with us a bit more on this, they did end up helping to cover a small portion of the valet fee. We had hoped with the last minute issue coming up and all that we had on our plate in the final week, they could have done more in helping us secure a valet. One last note, we found out after the wedding that the front door was locked for a time during the ceremony while the mother of the bride was running to her car, and she was unable to get back into the venue for about a half hour, causing her to miss the first dance. Highly suggest either ensuring that the door does not get locked, or that a sign gets put up so that late guests have a way to enter if the door is locked. Overall, we are still happy we chose Salvage One. We had a few things happen that were less than ideal, but in the end we had a great wedding and reception and have some great pictures in this unique venue.
    Written 11 September 2022
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