The streets will be alive in the heart of Andersonville tomorrow night (even moreso than your typical Friday evening) as business will stay open a few extra hours for the Late Night Andersonville Festival. Stores and restaurants alike thoughout Clark Street from 6PM – 10PM will be hosting events, sales/specials, along with refreshments and entertainment.
Some highlights of the entertainment lineup include:
– live artist demos at the Andersonville Galleria
– pictures with Santa at the Swedish American Museum
– live music at Marguerite Gardens
– Ballet, Jazz, or Swing classes at Chicago Dance Supply
In addition, almost 50 businesses are offering special deals and discounts. Click here for the full list, but we’ve also included a few highlights of places that we have visited:
City Olive – 10% off Oil & Vinigar gift sets. If you or someone you know enjoys spending time in the kitchen, City Olive is a must stop. This cute boutique has a huge selction of gift sets, along with gourmet food items from around the world such as sauces, mustards, olives, jams, cookbooks, ceramics, pottery and much more. In addition, the staff is super friendly and willing to help you find the perfect gift or item that you’re looking for.
In Fine Spirits – 15% off a case of wine. On one side In Fine Spirits is a quaint wine store, featuring affordable but high-quality wines, beers and spirits. The staff is not only friendly, but extremely knowledgeable of their products and will assist you fine that perfect purchase based on your tastes, preferences and budget. In addition, they frequently have a few bottles open for tasting in the store. Once you’ve finished replenishing your wine rack or wine cooler, head on to the other side where there is a bar and chill loungy seating for you to indulge in a libation or something from their light food menu.
Toys Et Cetera – 10% discount. Adults in this store will find themselves playing as much as the children with the hands-on educational and developmental toys on hand. The store carrys a lot of unique specialty items that you may not find a big box retailer or toy store. We will warn you, the store is small, cramped and can get busy – but its all worth it to find that perfect unique gift for the little one on your lists.
Tapas Las Ramplas – 10% discount on food. After your shopping is complete, come here to wind down with some sangria and small plates. The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and the staff is attentive and helpful with the extensive menu. Do realize, a reservation is recommended if you plan to dine during “prime” dining hours on a weekend night.