Sarah A.

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May 15, 2013
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Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area
May 15, 2013

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  • Clark and Belmont

    Chicago
    Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area
    Clark and Belmont - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Chicago.
    May 15, 2013 Clark and Belmont is a division between that of nostalgia and new age remembrance. The combination of two bring this delectable strip together with a sense of urgency that says, "Come explore what once was and what now is!" " Clark and Belmont are the rejected crossroads of Chicago. They are the rebels, goths and queers of the popular cliques that all seem to coexist in this outer area of Chicago. For a year of my life I lived only three doors down from The Alley- a punk rock & piercing shop on Clark and Belmont. I have to say this was one of the more thrilling and nerve-wracking years of my life that I spent living away (far away,) from home. The variety of people that pass by this area are enough to entertain you for hours. Often a bit sketchy- the variety of people get more "intense" as the sun goes down. Most of the old punk rockers have vanished from the scene but you will still occasionally see and anarchy sign once etched into the cement along the strip. This crowd has been mostly replaced by a more "flamboyant crowd," which takes over every night around midnight. If you want to get a better idea of what I mean, let your imagination run no further than hot pink stilettos and fishnet stockings. Also, beware- if you are not a Cubs fan you will see massive droves of them merrily passing by on their way to Wrigleyville which is not to far of a trek past Boystown & most likely drive you away if you are particular to the Chicago White Sox team. Most of the stores and "headshops" that always popping up along Belmont are independently run and sometimes only stay for a year before becoming vacated and started over again as something else. The most impressive of them all has to be the huge Belmont Army Vintage store that houses a level of footwear, skating gear, vintage and a floor of more expensive clothing or accessories such as Ray Bans & designer clothing. There's always a cheap place to dine out at such as "Philly's Best," where my old roommate and I would always sooth our growling stomachs with cheese fries & pizza, Sinbad's for falafels or the infamous Clarke's Diner which is a stone's throw away from the Belmont CTA station. Want lingerie, leather? Comics or a new bowl, perhaps? Look no further than the fun and decadence that the ever changing scene of Clark and Belmont has to offer! " hide
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