This week on Not So Long Ago, GM sticks with the same block he’s been covering the last couple weeks: Wisconsin and S.
Nowadays, this stretch boasts Baytok Tailors, Talio hair salon, Collins Hospital for Animals and a Starbucks.
Eighteen years ago the space that contains Baytok appears to have been empty (the windows are covered). There is red fretwork in the windows that makes it look like it might have hosted a Chinese restaurant at one point, but that’s a wild guess. By 2004 at the latest, Baytok was already occupying this space.
Next door, 18 years ago the space now occupied by Talio was occupied by, well, Talio. They may be the longest standing business on this block.
Or it could be Collins animal hospital, which was also open next door in 1993.
So to a large extent, other than some design changes, much of this part of this block has stayed very much the same.
That is except for the Starbucks. As covered in an earlier Not So Long Ago, the Starbucks used to be a used car dealership of all things.