At the end of a gangway between a Starbucks and a Potbelly on Clark Street, this small but popular shop has been meeting Andersonville's comics shop needs since 2011. AlleyCat offers the usual wall of new comics and a good selection of trades and graphic novels, along a smallish collection of back issues. Kid-friendly books are well stocked in the "AlleyKitten's Corner." The store doesn't offer much in the way of toys or figures, but the staff is approachable and highly knowledgeable, quick to offer solid recommendations.
One of Chicago's most happening neighborhoods to the far north is Andersonville, which boasts one of the best retail corridors in all of the city. You won't find any department stores along this stretch of Clark and Ashland, but you will discover charming boutiques, one of Chicago's best ice cream parlors and some of the city's best gay bars. For such a small neighborhood, Andersonville is packed to the brim with attractions. If it's comedy or theater you're looking for, or even something more subdued like a trip to an art gallery or museum, this is one 'hood you won't want to miss.
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