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May 20, 2004
The best feature of the club is the architecture. There are two balcony levels that overlook the main level dance floor. From the dance floor, you can also descend a spiral staircase into a gorgeous lounge. Black velvet swings provide a unique sitting experience. You can also lounge on cushy leopard-skin couches, and set your drink into an ice bucket built right into the shiny black tables. I could think of no better place for an evening of drinks and lounging.
Vision's location in the Loop makes it convenient for travellers, who are most likely staying in the center city. It is on the Grand stop of the Red Line, or the Chicago Stop of the Brown line.
From journal Goths Converge on Chicago
June 12, 2002
To say the Virgin Megastore sells music is a little like saying the Mona Lisa is a painting. This place has to be experienced to be believed. I thought Virgin only sold music put out by their own label. Boy, was I wrong! They have just about everything.
You can buy the current top 40 CDs at your local K-Mart. You can also buy them here, but where Virgin Megastore really shines is in the less popular, more off-the-beaten-path recordings. Looking for Rosemary Clooney singing "Come-On-a My House"? Upstairs, to the right. Miles Davis, "Sketches of Spain"? Check out the Jazz section; they have it on CD and vinyl.
Since there is absolutely no logic in CD pricing, you may find any particular CD here to be more or less expensive than in another store. I found the prices to be about average, and since a lot of this is stuff you won’t find anywhere else - at least not all under the same roof - it’s probably priced appropriately.
Interestingly, they also have a pretty good book section. The books on musicians caught my eye first, but then I found a pretty broad fiction section, and some interesting non-fiction selections. I thought this was odd at first, but then thought - if Border’s can sell music, it’s only right that Virgin sells books.
540 N. Michigan Ave. (at the corner of Ohio Street)
From journal An Uncloudy Day