The Run Down
Twenty-five years ago, on the southern end of the Roscoe Village neighborhood, an eight-block stretch of Belmont Avenue was home to 'Antiques Row.' At its peak, upwards of 30 antique shops and resale markets clustered along this one-mile corridor. Nearly every other shop was an antique shop. The scene then was like a bustling flea market with vintage furniture and knick-knacks pouring out the door and onto the sidewalk. But nothing lasts forever; shops closed or moved one by one, and today there are only a few left standing. You're visiting three antique shops that continue the legacy of Antiques Row, and afterward, we make our way to a local tavern to take stock of our shopping haul. Here are the details.