Friday, February 10, 2006

Strolling Around Lakeside Street Part 1: Lakeside Fibers

In the 1920s, this building at 402 W. Lakeside Street was home to the South Side Grocery Market. Today it is home to Lakeside Fibers, a locally owned shop specializing in materials for knitters and weavers. I couldn't find any information, however, about what the building has been home to in all the intervening years.

This is only a small portion of the many skeins of yarns displayed for sale throughout Lakeside Fibers. When you see all the gorgeous colors and textures available, you may decide to take up knitting -- or find a friend or relative who's ready, willing, eager, and talented enough to make you something.

If you're interested in having a look around Lakeside Fibers before you head down Lakeside Street to the VFW to attend the All Central Reunion, the store is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The store has a website that features drawings of the interior and exterior of the building, as well as information about classes and opening hours on other days of the week.

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