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General Discussion / Re: Police Surveillance Truck
« Last post by Suzy Q on October 10, 2014, 06:17:31 PM »
I guess anything is possible.  I'm just wondering what is the point of being so visible.  Should we be concerned?
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General Discussion / Re: Police Surveillance Truck
« Last post by Dav on October 09, 2014, 06:13:07 PM »
any gang activity there lately?
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General Discussion / Police Surveillance Truck
« Last post by Suzy Q on October 08, 2014, 06:20:46 PM »
Anybody know why there is a police surveillance truck on Oak Park Ave.? 
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Reminisce about Berwyn / Re: Western Tire & Auto Store
« Last post by buzz on October 08, 2014, 12:39:11 PM »
Back in the 50s they had a store in Chicago.  It was on SE corner of Ashland & Roscoe St. near Courtesy Motors.  That was owned by "Jim Moran the Courtesy Man".
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Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants / Re: LaNote
« Last post by Gaetane on October 07, 2014, 01:06:31 PM »
The house made Barese sausage is not to be missed..
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Reminisce about Berwyn / Re: Western Tire & Auto Store
« Last post by watcher on October 06, 2014, 08:00:34 AM »
This business lingers in my mind, cannot place where it was, exactly, but certain of it's existence in the Berwyn/Cicero area. Surely a chain of stores, I have not been able to pinpoint any info on-line.

Anybody remember it?    berwynson


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Auto

It was mainly a mail-order/drop ship/catalog retail operation. (Think J.C. Whitney) The stores carried very little stock-on-hand beyond common batteries, tires and a few shiny red bicycles for window dressing. They had very good distribution (for its day) network, so you could order on Monday and the goods would be delivered to the store by Friday.   It was gradually M&A'd out of existence.

My brain remembers a tiny Western Auto store along Cermak Rd east of Ridgeland, maybe Art's Bikes?

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Reminisce about Berwyn / Western Tire & Auto Store
« Last post by berwynson on October 06, 2014, 12:49:36 AM »
This business lingers in my mind, cannot place where it was, exactly, but certain of it's existence in the Berwyn/Cicero area. Surely a chain of stores, I have not been able to pinpoint any info on-line.

Anybody remember it?    berwynson

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Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants / Re: LaNote
« Last post by menace2society on October 03, 2014, 07:18:56 PM »
Always busy!
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Bars, Clubs, and Restaurants / LaNote
« Last post by pkd50 on October 03, 2014, 10:59:43 AM »
Is it still opened?
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We're selling our set of fine china. A steal at $350. Some of the pieces go for $40+ on eBay, but we're not looking to cash in, or deal with selling, packing, and shipping individual pieces. We'd just like to find a new home for it.

Full details and pics can be found here: http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/hsh/4696558944.html.

Please message me if you are interested or have any questions. Thanks!
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