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Jazz'e Junque, the vintage kitchenwares shop near the Paulina El stop, will close this summer, reports DNA Info. The funky, pink-walled store has Leave It to Beaver episodes playing on a small TV; its shelves hold everything from fish-shaped cookie jars to vintage Pyrex and kitschy salt-and-pepper shakers. There's also a museum in back, which displays vintage Mixmasters, toasters, and toy stoves.
Owner Mercedes DiRenzo Bolduc cited rising rent costs, less foot traffic, and high parking fees as some of the reasons for the closure. The store will shutter in July or August (updates will be posted to its Facebook page), but Bolduc will continue to do business on her website. She'll also maintain a booth at the Broadway Antique Market and the Gurnee Antique Center. Right now, many items in the store are 50 percent off; cookbooks are 25 percent off; and salt-and-pepper shakers are 20 percent off.
· Jazz'e Junque Cookie Jar Shop Closing: 'It's Not Like it Used to Be' [DNA Info]
· Jazz'e Junque [Official Site]