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The Western Avenue And Vicinity Gallery
The economic margins -- and the art they support -- still have a foothold around downtown Chicago

Around the Loop

Roberto's
Roberto's facade is narrow but its presence monumental on State near Adams.
Roberto's
Roberto's easily has the most powerful graphics of any Loop location.
Roberto's
Roberto's
Roberto's
Roberto's
Roberto's
Roberto's
Sky Ride Tap
Plain bar atmosphere at the Sky Ride Tap under the El on Van Buren Street.
Sky Ride Tap
Royal Pawn Shop
Lovely facial detail plus sartorial splendor at the Royal Pawn Shop on Clark Street near Buren.
Royal Pawn Shop
Royal Pawn Shop
Royal Pawn Shop
The scene around Royal Pawn Shop, with its transient hotel and liquor store, was typical of the South Loop a few decades ago.
Erie-LaSall Body Shop
The Erie-LaSalle Body Shop is a holdout against touristification in the River North area.
Harold's Chicken Shack #62
Harold's Chicken Shack #62 on Wabash near Balbo, featuring a murderous king of chickens.
Harold's Chicken Shack #62

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