LOSS: Wrigleyville’s Yesterday Antique Shop Demolished


“The cherished memorabilia shop Yesterday, a relic and snapshot of 1970s Wrigleyville, will soon be demolished and replaced by a three-flat.

“Yesterday founder Tom Boyle died in December, 2019. He was 88. He started auctioning off the store’s collection of sports memorabilia, print media archives and other antique collectibles in 2017 so he could close the shop for good.

“Boyle’s nephew, Max Zelenka, confirmed Thursday the store had been sold and could be demolished by July. ‘It’s sad to see it go. The store’s memory will be cherished through the cool sports or movie memorabilia or whatever people bought and connected with,’ Zelenka said.

“Since 1976, the leaning, yellow shack has sat at 1143 W. Addison St., just a block from Wrigley Field. The shop was known for its expansive collection of relics and oddities, as well as its rejection of modern technologies like credit card readers, computers and cash registers.”

Read the full story at Block Club Chicago

Yesterday, Treasured Memorabilia Store, To Be Demolished: ‘It’s Sad To See It Go’; The leaning, yellow shack at 1143 W. Addison St. will be demolished by July to make room for a new three-flat, Jake Wittich, Block Club Chicago, 5/14/2020


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