Be the first of your friends to discover this Barrington enclave. Lageschulte Street is home to four unique stores. On this suggested outing I recommend starting with lunch at the 111 Grille and then making your way down Lageschulte Street. Check store hours as some of the shops are only open later in the week.
First enjoy lunch while dining in a vintage train car. The 111 Grille formerly Chessies has a nice bar and daily food specials such as Thursdays a pulled pork sandwich and fries for $5. The restaurant is located in a 1904 Ice House that was transformed into a mall back in 1974. There are a number of shops so you may want to arrive early and browse a bit before lunch.
To get to the 111 Grille from the Barrington Train Station head northwest on on Park Avenue, take a slight left on Main Street, then right on Garfield Street. Continue on to Applebee Street. The 111 Grille is located in the Ice House Mall and is approximately a 9 minute walk from the train.
After lunch head over to Lageschulte Street. All of these terrific shops are on the west side of the street and within minutes of each other. The first Shop is The Pink Geranium, a consignment store featuring quality Furniture, Art and Accessories. Anyone appreciating fine furniture will love this place. At times you may find a Baker, Henkel Harris or Milling Road piece in their inventory.
Continue heading south on Lageschulte you will find One Girl, a cutting edge women’s boutique featuring clothing, jewelery, accessories, and art. Everything in the store is handpicked by the owner. The pieces in One Girl are unique and flattering, in the owners words ” meant to empower a women”.
The next shop is Tru Bleu a jewelery, accessory and gift store. With original designs at affordable prices these pieces are great to finish off a outfit or give as a gift.
The last shop on Lageschulte is one of a kind and not to be missed. Norton’s U.S.A. is a “Uniquely American General Store.” Housed in a remodeled livery barn, this store has the charm of an old general store and yet is filled with items geared for today’s lifestyle and taste. You will feel great about your purchase as 100% of the product’s are American-made. Expect to find something for everyone in the family. There is a creative corner where children can draw on the blackboard wall or play at the toy table. From hand knitted sweaters to hand stamped wrapping paper, you will find items made by local artisans throughout the store.
To get to Lageschulte Street from the 111 Grille head west on Applebee Street, turn left on Harrison Street, right on West County Line Road/West Main Street, then left on Lageschulte St. This will take about 7 minutes.
From Norton’s to Barrington Metra Station head west on Lageschulte St. , turn right on W. Lincoln Ave., then left on S. Spring St.