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Urban explorer aims to visit all 77 Chicago 'community areas' in 77 weeks
Bowling trophies that have collected dust from decades past litter the interior of Mont Clare Shoe Repair (7181 W. Grand Ave.), a family-owned business tucked away in the city's far Northwest Side Mont Clare community. The business is celebrating its 75th year in the location, a testament to the family values and sense of pride felt in the largely Italian and Polish community. The shop gets a steady stream of local regulars, but many have no idea that places like this even exists.
By Anthony Roberts
February 1, 2013