For our First Monthly Article : The Store of Lomography Chicago

Lomography is so proud to make Chicago the home of our 6th store in the United States. Its been a long journey, but well worth it. So let's learn how this store came to be.

Chicago has so many amazing neighborhoods. We searched, scouted and finally decided on the perfect spot. We are happy to call our store on Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park home! Wicker Park is a hub for creatives, great restaurants, fun places to grab a drink and lots of awesome street art! Our store is on a street alongside of other fun specialty stores and art spaces. We are so excited to be here!

When deciding on a location for the store we considered some of Chicago’s other wonderful neighborhoods. We’re a little biased in thinking that Wicker Park is the best of the best but there are so many charming neighborhoods in Chicago that are definitely worth exploring.

Lincoln Park, a great little area for shopping and grabbing lunch. Lincoln Park is also home to Chicago’s beautiful zoo and our favorite place to photograph Polar Bears and Giraffes! This is a great place to spend a day shopping, getting a mani pedi and taking in great weather located close the the Lake.

Then there’s Lake Michigan itself! A lake so big it looks like the sea. People flock to the lake during the summer to swim and sun bathe and to run, bike ride or just take a fun stroll year round. It’s incredible to see Lake Michigan frozen in the Winter and to see the area come to life in the Spring! The Navy Pier is a fun pier on the lake with an awesome (totally photo worthy) ferris wheel and a little bit of shopping. A great place to take in Chicago’s beautiful skyline!

Downtown Chicago shouldn’t be missed. It’s got everything from beautiful architecture to a shopping area so marvelous it’s called The Miracle Mile! Millennium Park is in the heart of the city, home to the reflective marvel “The Bean” and plenty of green space to lounge in. You’ll also find Buckingham fountain in Millennium Park. This fountain was made famous by Ted & Peggy Bundy on the opening credits for Married with Children!

Ultimately the great coffee shops, the artist community and being so close to the Blue Line “EL” brought us to Wicker Park! Deciding on a location ended up being the easiest part of opening our store! We came across a few hardships along the way. We were really excited when our custom made and personalized displays started coming in. We were all working feverishly doing all we could to open our doors and are so happy to finally be up and running, getting film and cameras into the hands of Chicagoans and people just stopping by on their travels alike!

Lomography Gallery Store Chicago
1422 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm
872.206.2253

Store.Chicago@lomography.com

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written by lomographychicago on 2012-10-02 in #news #grand-opening #lomography-chicago #chicago

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