Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Another One Bites The Dust
A long-time Uptown business closed its doors this month: Beck's Books, supplier of textbooks and school supplies for Truman College students, located for years at 4520 North Broadway.
Why? Blame City Colleges of Chicago if you want to point fingers.
When it came time to extend Beck's contract with the city as textbook supplier, the city went with someone else. So Beck's closed its brick-and-mortar stores servicing Truman College and Harold Washington College, although it maintains ebook sales through its website.
The CCC went instead with an online book vendor based in Connecticut called Akademos.
As the sign says, Beck's is still open at its other locations serving universities like Northwestern, NEIU and Loyola.
For us in Uptown, another empty storefront. If you know anyone interested in renting the space, call 773-972-8241, the number of the McJunkin Building management.