These last few post-landing-in-Chicago weeks have been a whirlwind of space shopping, business plan writing and bratwurst eating, which has meant fewer updates here. I am confident that soon there will be news in this space about a new permanent home for an expanded business.
In the meantime-as the band Helmet might say-may I direct your attention to the site of an excellent locals-only furniture shop I stumbled upon in the Andersonville area of Chicago. The Haymaker Shop was full of great stuff, putting me on notice I'll need to stay sharp if I expect to compete for the custom furniture dollar here. I saw a lot of good furniture and interesting household items, priced reasonably. Staff/ownership were incredibly helpful to just some guy who came in off the street and started asking questions about their business and the furniture and retail scene here. If you are in town, definitely check it out. I'll be there tonight for an event involving food trucks.*
*(Something I've learned:Many things in Chicago involve eating.)