Re: Sports store
Date: February 06, 2016 11:31AM
Mages also had a store on Ashland just south of Belmont, but IIRC, it closed somewhere around 1970. But, there was a great little sports store on Belmont just west of Ashland, The Vim Sports. We lived in what is now Roscoe Village between Western and Oakley on Roscoe and my Dad and I would go there look at baseball bats and I'd get to pick out a new one most times.
I also bought my 1st pair of Adidas basketball shoes there in 1969; they were made in France, had giant foam arch supports and wore like iron. The ones made in China now are pale imitations of the French made ones.
And, the Vim is long gone from the Lincoln Belmont Ashland shopping district, too, just a memory now.