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The best attractions and things to do in Andersonville, Chicago

Time Out Chicago

Andersonville boasts museums, galleries, theaters and comic shops along the Clark Street corridor..

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Chicago Pride: LGBTQ+ business owners share how they survived pandemic

ABC Eyewitness News 7

CHICAGO (WLS) — LGBTQ+ businesses owners are sharing the struggles they faced during the pandemic, and how they managed to survive amid safety restrictions and shutdowns..

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As Many Small Businesses Close, One Local Andersonville Shop Expands

Edgeville Buzz

Like a forest fire, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent forced business closures have scorched the business landscape throughout the world. Pushing through however, are small signs of life that signal that we will in time rise again.

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Dida Ritz, Glitter Moneyyy and more performing in a benefit concert

Milan Polk, Chicago Tribune

On Sunday the Chicago Artists’ Relief Fund, along with Rattleback Records, will hold an online benefit concert for artists unemployed due to COVID-19, especially artists of color. The lineup includes 18 local acts such as drag queen DiDa Ritz, Chicago Soul Spectacular, and rappers such as Glitter Moneyyy and Roy Kinsey.

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Think Global, Shop Local. Andersonville Edition.

Brigitte Treumannt, Classic Chicago

Today it is my great pleasure to present some of the appealing newcomers on the street: an intriguing bookstore, two fabulous, yet very different, studios/shops/artistic venues, and a wonderfully funky record store…

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Same-sex couple rocks records at Rattleback

Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times

There’s a new retailer in town, called Rattlebake Records, located in Andersonville at 5405 N. Clark St. Husband-and-husband team Paul Ruffino and Mike Weaver opened the place recently and it features vinyl, CDs, cassettes, movies and retro novelties for the home…

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Andersonville music store puts new spin on old records

Bob Kitsos, Inside-Boosters

Rattleback Records… Okay, let’s get the name squared-away. it’s not a reimagined Slinky or a newly discovered species of snakes, but a recent addition to the Andersonville retail corridor and the culmination of a lifelong love of music and vintage treasures by owner Paul ruffino…

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Today Andersonville has a record store again

Taylor Moore, The Chicago Reader

After a drought of more than a year, today Andersonville has a record store once again…Decked out in bright colors and midcentury furniture (some sourced from the Brown Elephant across the street), Rattleback is a love letter to all things vintage….

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Find vinyl records and more at Andersonville’s new Rattleback Records

ABC 7 Chicago, By Hoodline

A new spot to score vinyl records, music and DVDs has opened for business in the neighborhood…The record store offers both new and used products. It has everything from The Grateful Dead to the Beatles to Abbott and Costello. Vintage barware, books, posters and art prints are also on offer….

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