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On the Northside, in the neighborhood of the future, City Olive has re-opened. The mom&pop specialty foods shop, which not long ago operated where Spex Eyewear is now, closed due to rising rents in the neighborhood. Over the past year, since this has happened, Owner, Karen Rose opened a location in Roscoe Village, expanding her web business and working on securing a new location in Andersonville. Yesterday the new Andersonville shop opened with much community support.
The new shop is located at 5644 N Clark across the street from yarn shop Windy Knitty and in close proximity to Roost and M. Henry on the Northerly end of the neighborhood's shopping strip. The selection of product is the same as it always was with jams, chocolates, pastas, honeys, oils, vinegars, linens and ceramics. At 800 square feet, the place is as cute as a button and boasts antiquities as store fixtures from across the map. Karen tells us to keep with a european aesthetic she used Griffins & Gargoyles on Lawrence to outfit the shop which brought features like a cash counter from Russia, and a large case which houses oils and vinegars from the Czech Republic.
· City Olive [Official Site]