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