• Shop Local 2023: A Lincoln Square, North Center, Albany Park, Irving Park And Ravenswood Gift Guide

    by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / November 14, 2023

    From hot chocolate and toys to graphic novels, shops in the Lincoln Square area are packed full of potential gifts.

    LINCOLN SQUARE — It’s the season to shop at local businesses to find that perfect gift for friends and family.
    This year’s holiday gift guide includes delicious hot chocolate from Irving Park and apparel and craft beers from a North Center brewery and taproom.

    Lincoln Square
    Merz Apothecary, 4716 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Chicago pharmacist Peter Merz opened a small drugstore on the North Side in 1875. The business moved to its current storefront in Lincoln Square in 1982 and expanded into the store next door, where Anthony Qaiyum and his father Abdul Qaiyum have been running the shop for years. Read more HERE



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