Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Procrastinated? We won't judge.

procrastinate |prəˈkrastəˌnāt; prō-|
verb [ intrans. ]
delay or postpone action; put off doing something

We know you are busy... planning holiday meals, snow days for the kids, relatives visiting, traveling for the holidays.

You didn't really procrastinate, there just aren't enough hours in the day. We understand. And we want to help.

Place your holiday order by 5:00 pm (central time), Wednesday, December 22 and select 2-Day Air to receive your items by Friday, December 24, 2010.

Live in Chicago? Place your order and select "Free In-Store Pick-up". Any orders placed between now and Thursday, December 23 at 5:00 pm (central time) can be picked up the next day after 10:00am.
Get more details here.

Also, we are offering extended holiday hours at ENJOY, AN URBAN GENERAL STORE for all your last minute stocking stuffers and holiday gifts.
Remaining Holiday 2010 Hours
Wednesday, Dec 22, 9:30 am 'til 9:00 pm
Thursday, Dec 23 9:30 am 'til 9:00 pm
Friday, Dec 24 (Christmas Eve) 9:00 am 'til 3:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 25 (Christmas Day) CLOSED
Sunday, Dec 26 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A (belated) Happy Movember

We at Urban General Store Headquarters have long been fascinated with the mustache.  Be it Stephanie's long string of hirsute Halloween costumes (Fr. Guido Sarducci, Mr. T., Animal) or Rebecca's childhood obsession with Magnum P.I. So you can imagine how excited we were to learn about MOVEMBER (the month formerly known as November), a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

Unfortunately, we learned about it too late.

While we like to think we keep up on any and all social media/pop culture minutia, we missed this one. Well, until today, November 30. The last day of Movember.

Blame it on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, or a write-up about our Bacon items in the Chicago Tribune. Whatever it was... we missed it.

But, in this season of giving and our love of deadline extensions, we'd like to continue Movember for a few more days. We will donate 5% of any purchase of our novelty Mustache items now through Friday, December 3, 2010 to the Movember Charities.

Check out all our Mustache related items at Then add your own 'Stachetastic photo on our Facebook Page.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years

We were saddened to read the story "Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years" on

Goodbye Walkman. We loved you. We had your bright yellow "Sport" model. We had numerous off-brand cassette players, each with their vaguely Japanese-sounding high-tech names (GPX, Sansui, Magnavox!), and every possible variety of headphones known to man--each with its own set of foam ear covers, headbands, bendy wrap around the ear attachments and other ear torture devices. But we kept buying you over. And over. And over.

Until our short-lived affair with the portable CD player.
And, then, MP3's.

Which brings us to the present. And while we have chosen to embrace the digital age we know, in our heart, that a mix CD will NEVER be as cool as a Mix Tape.

So we'd like to celebrate the venerable portable music player with these oh-so-retro and hip cassette items. And they're on sale for 15% off now through Sunday, 11/21/2010 at

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Happy National Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day is November 3. Get 15% off selected "sandwich" items one day only at
Shop now!

Turn National Sandwich Day into a "holyday" with
the Holy Toast!™ Bread Stamper from Fred

Friday, August 27, 2010

How URBAN are you?

How URBAN are you? New Chicago Photo Hunt Game coming Wednesday, 9/01. Simply "Like" the Urban General Store page on Facebook to find out more details.