Originally Posted by Kenal0
I meant Gutman not Turner. Finkyl would have been gone if the real estate market had not tanked. They have the Verson property on the south side and will move when the market changes. Their original plan was to be moved by the end of this year.
Our parcel has shrunk thru the years, at one time we owned the property where Treasure Island is, also the shopping center behind Dunkin Donuts as well as across from the Webster theatre. Neighborhood has changed a little in the last 90 years.
Except for Horween!
So as I am on the train home right now and passing by the Horween factory, which you can see if you look closely, a thought occurred to me that I find quite ironic. Despite these great leather goods being made in Chicago, it is hard to find a selection of Alden shoes here. AE seems to have the Midwest saturated, but it's slim pickings on Alden shoes.
I currently get my shoes from the other coasts via the internet or when I travel, which saves on sales tax, but involves hit or miss for sizing or lots of trial and error with shipping different sizes.
If anyone has suggestions (besides BB and Barneys), please advise.