Re: Chicago stores/boutiques that are still in operation today and were 50+ years ago?
Date: May 14, 2014 05:48PM
Your Snappy Shop opened in 1964. They closed around January 30,2012. 48 years they were opened.
I can remember going to Simmons Pro Shop on Irving Park Road back in the mid 1970's when Vern operated the shop. Brian, his son now runs it. I believe they opened in 1946 and still is in the same location as well.
For that matter, Timber Lanes bowling down the street on Irving Park has been around since the mid 1970's that I know of. I think they go back as far as 1945. Bob the owner now used to work there back then and bought the bowling alley from Yogi in 1985.