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 new comics, trades and graphic novels plus a small collection of back issues. You’ll also find board games, manga, mugs, figurines and other collectibles, plus a sizable section of kid-friendly books. The staff is approachable and highly knowledgeable, quick to offer solid recommendations for anyone interested in comics culture.
Just west of Edgewater and north of Uptown, Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood embraces its history while offering plenty of things to do that reflect contemporary life in the area. Andersonville has thrived in recent years, thanks to its mix of natural beauty, independent stores, local theaters and a burgeoning dining scene (we have some favorite Andersonville restaurants). Walk down Clark Street and you'll find one of Chicago's best record stores, a thrift shop packed with bargains and a beloved Chicago plant shop. If you want to find out what makes it one of the best Chicago neighborhoods, plan a visit and check out the sheer variety of things to do in Andersonville.
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