699 Lakehurst Rd.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Long-vacant toy store on the outskirts of Lakehurst Mall; far as I know it was never re-occupied after the chain folded. It was briefly used for Shaw Company offices during the development of Fountain Square, and in 2004 used as a movie set for filming of 5-25-77.
Status: ABANDONED, bank-owned
Flickr set(s): Charles Lee Ray — 2/1/17
Loot: Chef Karl’s Edelweiss Inn sign – it was a restaurant in Libertyville that closed decades ago, I had a cousin and aunt who worked there in the ’70s. It later turned-out a friend’s best-friend’s grandfather was the owner, so it has been returned to his family. Nobody has any clue how it originally wound up in here.