East Bank Storage securely caches furniture, clothing, wine, or possessions of nearly any size in its secure buildings and lockers. Self-store units are available in an array of sizes with corresponding month-to-month leases. Prices vary by location and unit size, with secure spaces from 2'x4' lockers to 10'x15' expanses the size of a large bedroom or a tiny concert hall. The Ohio and Kingsbury location sports 10'x10' spaces suitable for the contents of a studio apartment ($165/month). Those in need of smaller spaces can rent a 5'x5' unit ($49/month) at the Lake and Halsted site to store small chairs, tables, or perfected furniture forts. All locations protect possessions with covered loading docks, 24-hour video surveillance, and stoic guard robots.
Every house needs that finishing touch. That one-of-a-kind piece that pulls everything together, possibly by turning it all on its head. It might be anything: a stuffed deer head, a set of chairs from Old Comisky Park, a world-worn wooden parrot, a bottle of W.C. Fields's patented cologne. Whether looking for that perfect slice of strangeness or completing your vintage mouth-organ collection, Chitown Pickers Antiques & Collectibles has got all the curios a discerning decorator could ever need.
Sleepy's is the American dream. It all started when Louis Acker landed on Ellis Island in the late 1920s. In 1931, he opened a mattress store in Brooklyn, where he and his son, Harry, tied knots and stitched mattresses by hand. After Louis passed away, Harry carried on the family business, eventually transforming it into Sleepy's, whose first store opened in 1957. There, he built the company's foundation upon quality products and an expert staff of Mattress Professionals.
Today, those Mattress Professionals share their wisdom at more than 1,000 showrooms across the United States, helping people figure out which sleep system is best for their body and wallet and for discouraging squatting by assorted boogeymen. The modern-day version of Sleepy's has grown into customers' source for the industry's top brands, including Simmons, Serta, Sealy, and Tempur-Pedic. Sleepy's also carries a wide range of other specialty sleep products, from pillows and mattress pads to sheets, blankets, and headboards.
Now operating out of its warehouse location after a fire claimed its Lincoln Park showroom, Roy's Furniture props up an extensive collection of home furnishings. Knowledgeable staff members guide patrons through a variety of custom-fabric options and upholstery sizes to revamp rooms for adults, children, and subleasing gummi bears. Eco-friendly mattresses, tables, sofas, and other heavy lifts can be delivered to homes or retrieved at the warehouse.
Situated on a quiet residential street in Pilsen, Textile Discount Outlet is easy to stroll past without a second glance. But behind the unassuming, narrow façade, the store unfolds into a 75,000-square-foot wonderland of fabrics, rhinestones, trims, and upholstery accessories, all available at wholesale prices. In addition to the store’s unexpectedly vast depth and selection, part of its allure stems from the diversity of its wares: in room after room, practical, durable textiles, such as waterproof fabrics and leather by the square foot, wait to be discovered. Nearby, more than 100 varieties of delicate satin and organza ribbons, vibrant feathers, and hundreds of vintage-style fabrics attract the eye like a treasure chest or a picture of Teddy Roosevelt in the buff. If customers can’t find the fabric they’re looking for, the store’s textile experts are happy to special order it.