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.