We took a family trip to Chicago many years ago. In part so that the girls could have tea at the American Grils Doll store. We also managed to squeeze in a side visit to the Children’s Museum on Navy Pier. The American Girl Doll craze was well underway, and my mother and her granddaughters were the target market. I suspect there were five or six years when each of the granddaughters got a doll for Christmas.
The American Girl, Doll store was at the time of our visit just off the Miracle Mile. The Miracle Mile is the stretch of Michigan Avenue on the north side of the Chicago River. Just past Chicago’s theater district and Sears Store number 1 (as well as the original Marshall Fields store). I suspect eventually there won’t be a Sears in downtown Chicago, nor will there be a Marshell Fields store,s the days of brick and mortar shopping are fading now.
The miracle mile may fade someday as well. For now, though, it is a vibrant shopping experience. There is one of the fanciest Apple Stores, a Microsoft Store and every other high-end store you could ever wish you would see. Just by walking that mile of stores drops your overall credit rating 100 points! (kidding). The American Girl Doll store was on the end of the mile, near the old water tower that survived the great Chicago fire.