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City Grange Opening Plant And Garden Pop-Up In Edgewater’s Historical Granville Pictures Storefront

City Grange hopes the pop-up will generate enough support to open a permanent shop in the Granville Pictures location in Edgewater, which closed in 2017 after 90 years.

Granville Picture Framing and Gallery Arts, 6200 N. Broadway, closed i 2017 after 90 years in business.
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EDGEWATER — An iconic Edgewater storefront that’s been closed since 2017 is getting new life from a local plant shop pop-up for the holidays.

Local plant and gardening brand City Grange is holding a ribbon cutting 1 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the opening of its holiday pop-up in the old home of longtime framing shop Granville Pictures, 6200 N. Broadway.

The City Grange Holiday Pop-up will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays.

Granville Pictures welcomed customers from all over Chicago for over 90 years until it closed in September 2017. Since then, the framing shop’s vintage art deco sign has remained a beloved landmark of Edgewater while owners look for a tenant who would preserve the original architecture.

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Plant and gardening brand City Grange is using the holiday pop-up as a trial run for a potential third business in Edgewater.

City Grange is using the space until Dec. 21. The garden brand provides pesticide-free and organic plants, tools and supplies, as well as landscaping services.

City Grange owners said they hope the pop-up will generate enough support among neighbors for the brand to operate full-time in the former Granville Pictures building. The store would open in March once repairs on the interior of the building have been completed.

If it’s successful, the Edgewater location would be the third City Grange, with locations in Lincoln Square and Beverly occupying former auto body shops. 

“I’m a sucker for a faded beauty of a building with stories to tell and new lives to live,” City Grange owner LaManda Joy said in a statement.

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