Commercial Doors in Des Plaines Written by amoralegria For Norm’s Thursday Doors this week, these doors belong to businesses and stores in my part of town. The businesses in this building have changed over the years – my son took guitar lessons here; there has been a yoga studio inside for many years; and now there is a counseling center. It used to be a dance studio for kids, so long-time residents of Des Plaines will always refer to it as “The Dance Studio.” Last spring, someone decided to decorate this main entrance with a trellis for flowers and flower pots. In downtown Des Plaines, on Ellinwood St., which I pass every time I go to the library, young people can learn martial arts. This is only one of several martial arts studios in town. Just down the street is a judo school and around the corner students can learn tae kwon do. Right next door to the martial arts studio is this shabby looking entrance to a store that sells a little bit of everything, lots of kitsch. I don’t know the name of it, and in fact, I have never been inside. On the corner of First Ave. and Rose St. is a large auto parts salvage place called Schimka’s. It has been here forever! Walking on First Ave., the piles of metal are hidden by a tall wooden fence, but turning the corner onto Rose, there is an open gate and this doorway to the office. Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.