Former Jewel Food Stores, Part 2

Since my original post, I’ve located and/or been directed to a few more of these tidy little Deco gems.

3241 W. Montrose
3241 W. Montrose Avenue, now Marie’s Golden Cue, a billiards supply store

505 W. 63rd Street
505 W. 63rd Street, now the Showers of Blessing Deliverance Center (which sounds like a marketing executive’s less-offensive name for “church”.)

5225 W. Lawrence Avenue
5225 W. Lawrence Avenue, now Sportif Importer Ltd., a bicycle sales and repair shop

Former Jewel Food Store, Howard Avenue
And finally, this poor building on Howard Avenue, now buried under metal siding. Most recently Dearborn Wholesale Grocers, LP, but now for sale.

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7 thoughts on “Former Jewel Food Stores, Part 2

  1. I looked up all the addresses in a 1935 and a 1950 ad and came up with a bunch more.From the 1935 ad, it looks like the vast majority of early Jewels were located in existing buildings. Only a few were purpose-built.These are in rough chronological order – I'm mostly guessing here.It's surprising to see how many of them are still grocers.6122 W Addison St, Chicago, IL7404 W Madison, Forest Park, IL5909 Cermak, Cicero, IL1142 E 82nd st, chicago, il1908 w 103rd, CHicago, IL2863 E 79th, Chicago117 E 154th, Harvey, IL3210 n Cicero, chicago, il2708 w peterson, chicago, il1946 e 79th st, chicago, il1715 w 79th, Chicago6840 Windsor, Berwyn, il2744 W 55th, Chicago8319 s racine, chicago3139 w 111th, Chicago, IL5904 w roosevelt, Chicago, IL5606 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL5965 N clark, chicago, il4432 diversey, chicago, il1004 Davis, Evanston, IL

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