October 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments
I’ve walked past the Clark & Barlow building on Grand and Orleans a few times and have been curious about so I decided last time to take a few photos to remind me to look it up. Their site says that they have been around since 1894 and that they distribute more than 100,000 items from over 500 manufacturers worldwide.
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Division Street is the northern border of East Ukrainian Village. It’s become a very trendy area to eat at nice restaurants and shop in specialty boutiques. There is one Mexican grocery left but it’s closed. The Eastern European roots come through in Andy’s Deli. This photo is of the old storefront. There is a new one just up the block. It’s still very authentic and not uncommon to walk by and see some beautiful blond women speaking Polish.
In these last 4 posts I have walked the perimeter of East Ukrainian Village. I’m looking forward to exploring the interior of the neighborhood next. A lot of people are moving into Ukrainian Village & East Ukranian Village because the real estate is cheap right now. I felt the need to take these photos because I think if I go back in a few years and did this again it would look very different. We’ll see!
» Ashland Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
» Chicago Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
» Damen Avenue, East Ukrainian Village
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