Ardy Taveerasert, aka Mr. Flower & Mr. Ping Pong, behind the counter of his store in fall 2017. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

The Only Place In Chicago You Could Play Ping Pong, Rent U-Hauls And Buy Flowers Has Closed

After rent was doubled, the owner of Mr. Flower and Mr. Ping Pong said it was time to move on – possibly to a new spot in the neighborhood.

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What’s Next For Shuttered Crawford Power Plant Site? Plans To Be Unveiled At Little Village Meetings

Hilco plans to demolish the coal power plant and replace it with a one million square feet of warehouses.