The "Closed" sign in the display window of Shake, Rattle & Read says it all. After more than 50 years next to the Uptown Theater, the legendary book and record store closed its doors for the final time Saturday night.
As proprietor Ric Addy said when he was honored at the State of Uptown luncheon Friday, "I made a difference." He certainly did. We wish him a peaceful and warm next chapter in life as he retires in Florida. We hope he finds the time to write down all his great stories about rock'n'roll life in Chicago.
For an in-depth interview with Ric as he contemplates the future, click here.