Many folks went out to Three Oaks, Michigan, over the weekend, where the “Apple Cider Century” was being run. Over 5,000 cyclists, including many from Chicago, gather to bike a scenic country route of up to 100 miles. The whole town turns festive, with local shops and restaurants hosting specials for guests. More
The number of small businesses in Chicago is dizzying. They line the long, unbending commercial streets, small fibers of a gargantuan economy. Some are thriving and cheery; others ugly, halfhearted, even sinister.
This place, Lee’s Foreign Car Service, is a standout on the bland stretch of South Jefferson between Roosevelt Road and the Loop. Regardless of what the service is like, the meticulous fusion of paint and signs on its exterior is impressive.
Taking Lower Wacker is something insiders do. It’s efficient but vaguely creepy, too. The subterranean atmosphere, weird light, and ancient metal and grime offer a sharp rebuke to the picturesque sights spinning past on the surface streets and the Drive.
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