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The 1,500 square-foot space which was previously Sargon Real Estate for over 30 years and then a clothing consignment store is now officially being occupied by Arrin Williams, owner of The Haymaker Shop. For months the space sat empty with plastic over the windows and a few lonely address numbers propped up in the back of the store. Every now and then we'd peer above the plastic to see if the numbers had changed position. Earlier this week we got a substantial hint and then just yesterday, pulled from the deepest corner of the twitterverse, an image of a sign in the window that reads haymakershop.com.
According to Arrin and the soon-to-be shop's very inspirational Tumblr, the Haymaker Shop, along with Room Service and Scout take part in the revolution that is the New Andersonville Aesthetic. Haymaker will sell furniture, home decor, utilitarian objects, and art, specializing in handcrafted and sustainably-sourced items made by Chicagoans. Arrin is hoping to be open in early May.
· The Haymaker Shop [Official Site]