Commercial Doors in Des Plaines

For Norm’s Thursday Doors this week, these doors belong to businesses and stores in my part of town.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.
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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.

 

 

 

 

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