May 24th, 2020 6:01 PM
We had the good fortune of enjoying three consecutive years with Linda. When she moved up from 3rd grade to teach a 4th-5th class we took the opportunity to stay with her! Thanks for your years of quality educating and dedication to the students and families. All the best in your next chapter!
May 24th, 2020 4:51 PM
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May 24th, 2020 4:46 PM
Lame. We will have to take celebration fireworks into our own hands then.
May 24th, 2020 9:49 AM
I understand, but this is sad. When you didn't think there was hope to find what you needed, Pieritz would have it. It was like Frank's 5 and 10 at OP Ave. and North Ave. Very sad. By the way, the name of the shopper referred to is spelled Barbara Mullarkey.
May 24th, 2020 8:18 AM
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May 23rd, 2020 10:07 PM
I echo others' sentiments here - Pieritz Brothers is a memorable and legendary establishment in Oak Park. When I was a young child I looked forward to stopping in, in large part because of the gentle, kindhearted, and passionate presence behind the counter, which, in my memory, was most often John Roberts. He knew his stuff and he liked sharing it with people of all ages. He made office supplies exciting, unique, and interesting - which is no small feat! I remember purchasing my best quality multi-colored gel pens there, with his advice, and of course learning about an old typewriter or something while I was there. :) While I will miss the storefront, I'm looking forward to seeing what is to come for this family run business.
May 23rd, 2020 9:25 PM
I have such fond memories of my time spent in Pieritz Bros. dating back to elementary school (and just living a block or so away). It is an establishment with a unique and artistic take on the world and I'm excited to hear that there are ideas brewing for a new iteration of the store amidst this changing world Please keep us posted!
May 23rd, 2020 8:45 PM
I find this very sad. I have tried to give them as much business as i could. We cannot expect people to sacrifice their lives to maintain "quirky Oak Park businesses" when everyone shops online or at big box stores. Best Wishes, you will be missed!
May 23rd, 2020 8:36 PM
I have been a dedicated customer for many, many years. What a monumental bummer this is! But totally understandable in this day. Such two fine, real people! One of THE last truly Oak Park stores that had ANY kind of character. I could go in there in a sad or bad mood, and as soon as I opened the heavy door, and heard WNIB playing and saw you perhaps sitting in the back room, my mood actually changed ! You will always rank with the great places that made Oak Park-- Logos, The Elm Shop, Val's, Foster's, Peterson's, The Villager, Marshal Field's Kroch's , etc.Thank you two so much! Onward and upward! --Jim Dooley PS NOW where do I get my black Pilot Pens, doggone it anyway!
May 23rd, 2020 6:48 PM
Although the physical store is closing it's door, the business is going to shift with the times as it has for its entire history, and live on! But rest assured, it will remain in the family and continue to have that great energy and artistic spirit... STAY TUNED! -John's daughter, who also grew up in this store.
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