Old Town is an historic and mostly residential neighborhood of expensive single family homes, townhomes, and condos. The main strip of commercial restaurants and shopping is on Wells Street between Division and North Avenue. Map.
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Free and cheap things to do:
The Chicago Public Library Near North Branch also offers free music, dance, film, lectures, kids activities and other events year round. Location 310 W. Division Street, 312.744.0991.
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Zanies Comedy Club, 1548 N Wells St, (312) 337-4027
Second City Comedy Club, 1616 N Wells St, (312) 337-3992
e.t.c. Theater, 1608 N Wells St, (312) 337-3992
Up Comedy Club, 230 W. north Avenue, (312) 662-4562
Unique shopping along Wells Street:
Greenheart Shop, 1714 N. Wells St., (312) 667-4644
Luxury Garage Sale, 1658 N Wells St, (312) 291-9126
Mercy Beacoup, 1545 N. Wells St., 312-202-6794
Old Town Oil, 1520 N. Wells St., 312-787-9595
Spice House, 1512 N Wells St, (312) 274-0378
Dining and drinking
Where to buy groceries in Old Town:
Plum Market, 1233 N Wells St, (312) 229-1400. Full service grocery store.
Walgreens, 1601 N Wells St, (312) 642-4008
Areas adjacent to the Gold Coast: