A Chicago street of awesomeness Settle on 1632 West Belmont, a vintage midrise smack dab in the midst of Lakeview, and you’ll have a comfy new place to call home. Completely renovated studio apartments designed with hardwood floors, granite countertops, the latest in stainless steel appliances, built-in dishwasher and microwave. All within a handsome elevator building featuring a new laundry room and bike storage. Step out for a stroll east or west along this eclectic avenue and experience some of the coolest, quirkiest, quintessential array of shops, restaurants and attractions this side of Soho.
Highlights include one of North America’s biggest tattoo parlors, complete with leather barber chairs; a store that specializes in cookie jars, one that sells ten-stringed guitars made from armadillo shells, and another considered one of the country’s best comic book stores. If you’re wondering about eats, these start with Southern fare, sushi and Turkish cuisine.
Crystal chandeliers to Polish sausage, it’s just a hint of what you’ll discover along Belmont Avenue, once home to a 74-acre amusement park and a 3,200-seat entertainment palace built by the architect who brought New York the Beacon and Roxy Theaters. Maybe, just maybe, your next apartment is here.
B is for Belmont