Bronzeville’s Lake Meadows Shopping Center provides value, selectionDecember 7, 2012
By Marie Balice Ward and William S. Bike
Lake Meadows Shopping Center at 35th Street and Martin Luther King Drive is a highly accessible destination for shoppers. It features local, regional, and national stores. There is abundant parking, and there are Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus stops at both streets.
The shopping center is wellknown for its sponsorship and hosting of the Lake Meadows Art Show in the summer. The show will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2013.
Lake Meadows offers the following establishments.
Auto repair: Bronzeville Auto Repair Service, (312) 225-8211,
www.bronzevilleautorepair.com. Since 1989, Bronzeville Auto Repair has serviced vehicles of all types, both domestic and foreign.
Beauty: Maxim Nails, (312) 791-9066. This all-inclusive nail salon offers regular and no-chip manicures, and pedicures by appointment and walk-in.
Q Beauty Supply, (312) 326-7856, offers cosmetics, hair products, and other beauty items.
Clothing: Ashley Stewart, (312) 567-0405, www.ashleystewart.com. For more than 20 years, Ashley Stewart has been styling customers and setting fashion trends for the plus-size fashion industry.
City Fashion, (312) 808-0557, offers used, vintage, and consignment clothing.
DTLR, (312) 225-7345, www.dtlr. com, follow on Facebook, You Tube, Twitter and Instagram. A national “lifestyle” clothing and shoe store, DTLR also carries CDs and DVDs, sponsors events, and holds contests.
Rainbow Plus & Kids, (312) 225-3391, www.rainbowshops.com, follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. The store carries juniors, kids, and plus clothing, in addition to shoes and accessories.
Simply Fashion, (312) 842-2844, www.simplyfashions.com, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. Simply Fashion has been on the fashion scene since 1991, focusing on providing affordable clothing options for the urban woman.
Electronics: Radio Shack, (312) 328-9251, www.radioshack.com, follow on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ . The electronic go-to store, Radio Shack offers cell phones, radio communications, music and audio, televisions, video, computers, tablets, cameras, camcorders, video games, toys, and GPS systems.
Food: Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin & Robbins, (312) 949-1111, www.
dunkindonuts.com and www.baskinrobbins.com, follow on Facebook and Twitter. Both are franchise chains that have earned substantial reputations for delicious treats and quality service.
Jewel Foods, (312) 842-0667 www.jewelosco.com. The store recently was remodeled. Electronic self-check registers were added, along with wider aisles, new flooring, and improved lighting.
Subway, 454 E. 35th St., (312) 674-1355, www.subway.com, follow on Facebook and Twitter. Subway has a wide variety of submarine sandwiches, salads, and sides.
White Castle restaurant, (773) 268-0922, www.whitecastle.com, follow on Facebook and Twitter. The first chain to sell a billion hamburgers, White Castle has added frozen fast food to its traditional fare.
Furniture: Milwaukee Furniture, (312) 225-6677, www.mdfchicago.com. A complete furniture store, Milwaukee Furniture offers living room, leather living room, dining room, adult and children’s bedroom, and home office furniture as well as entertainment items.
Health: Walgreens, (312) 326- 4058 www.walgreens.com, follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare. Walgreens at Lake Meadows has just completed numerous store enhancements and improvements, resulting in a new store layout that has transformed the traditional drugstore into a health and daily living store.
Services: Lake Meadows Currency Exchange, (312) 842-1816, provides money orders and other financial transactions
The UPS Store, (312) 567-9090, fax (312) 328-1345, store3261@theupsstore. com, www.ups.com. The UPS Store provides much more than shipping service, yet its shipping options have a substantial range vis-à-vis speed of delivery and cost.
For more about Lake Meadows, call (312) 225-4288 or log on to www.shoplakemeadows.com