This painting is a part of my Western Avenue Series, through which I'll be making 24 watercolor paintings, one to document each mile of Western Avenue, in Chicago. I started this project because while it is not considered to be among the most “beautiful” of Chicago’s streets, Western Avenue is a perfect place to document the humanness of Chicago, the positive and the negative. In the words of Stuart Dybek, "Western, with apologies to State Street, is a great street, Unlike State, it is a street that goes to the interior, the heart of the city, as it glides and glows through a United Nations of neighborhoods." Check back next Monday to see a post about the next mile of Western.
The Beverly Record store was started by John and Christine Dreznes. It was Christine who expanded the business to what was at one time four stores (they have since consolidated to one store). The store is still in operation selling hard to find 45s and LPs. Not only that, you can rent a karaoke machine for $99!
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What is your favorite record store?