Doors open, close on downtown shops

Creative destruction continues in Evanston’s downtown retail marketplace.

The Chicago Tribune reports  today that Active Endeavors has closed its locations in Glencoe and Lincoln Park and will shutter its shop at 901 Church St. in Evanston next month to become an online-only clothing retailer based in Chicago’s West Loop.

Meanwhile Chicago-based clothing retailer, Untitled, has recently opened its third store at 812 Church St. in the Sherman Plaza complex.

Just down the block at 816-1/2 Church St., the paper-goods store A La Card has put up signs announcing it plans to close, but over on Orrington Avenue a new restaurant, Omaggio, has opened at 1639 Orrington in the Library Plaza building. It offers upscale pizza and other Italian fare that tasted quite good when sampled last night.

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