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Two New Stores Taking Residence In Andersonville Soon

Andersonville-SignTwo new budding storefronts, Tilly and Norcross and Scott, are opening their doors and blossoming their businesses in the Andersonville neighborhood this spring.

Joining its peers on North Clark Street, Tilly is the first of the two new businesses to welcome customers, taking up residence just a few weeks ago at 5232 N. Clark Street after operating in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood for the last four years.

Owned by former practicing attorney Susan Lynch, Tilly is the latest women’s clothing and jewelry boutique to open on North Clark Street. Unique in its offerings, the store sources an expansive set of vintage merchandise from private estates, individuals selling and discarding decades-old treasures, and the store’s new neighbor, Brownstone Antiques. Tilly’s mission is to “upcycle” its findings by transforming its cross-era inventory into modern-style pieces.

The boutique’s new location takes the place of Jade Nails Salon and presents an aura of style with the building’s original stain glass windows decorating the space.

Just down the road, at 1476 W. Berwyn Ave., owners Amanda Norcross and Scott Paterek are gearing up for the grand opening of Norcross and Scott, set to open in mid-March of 2015.

According to Norcross, the store will function as a collaboration between herself, an architectural preservationist with a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute, and Paterek, an experienced and seasoned interior designer. The store will not only feature a carefully curated selection of furniture, objects, accessories and gifts, but it will also operate as a design studio in which the owners can meet and work with their clients.

Populated with a long list of retail offerings, Norcross and Scott is focused on finding and showcasing brands and makers that are new to the Chicago area. Among them are Le Feu De L’eau, Doug Johnston, Fredericks & Mae, Bend Goods, Fort Standard, Adam Otlewski and more.

Norcross says she and Paterek are excited to join Andersonville’s growing design scene and look forward to the vibrancy the neighborhood and its gravitating set of businesses have to offer.

“We chose Andersonville because we wanted to be a part of what has already become a design district of sorts,” says Norcross. “Andersonville is full of such talented retailers doing unusual and beautiful work, it drew us in immediately. With the strong collection of stores offering urban antiques from mid century modern to reclaimed industrial pieces, we think our store will be a logical complement.”

For more information about Norcross and Scott, visit their up-and-coming website here. A website for Tilly could not be located.

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