Friday, March 25, 2011

Wino? Wine, yes!

Thursday, April 7, 2011 is the Wine Stroll in Chicago's Northwest Side Lincoln Square Neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

For the first time in 6 years...

ENJOY, AN URBAN GENERAL STORE will be closed in honor of the Blizzard of 2011. Barring any more ThunderSnow! we will reopen Thursday, February 3rd, at 10:00am.
Photo: Ella Phillips
In the meantime, you should download Tom Skilling's iPhone app. The WGN • Chicago Weather Center app is a must have in these unusual weather times.

Oh, and never closes! Our website is open 24/7 for business! In fact, why don't you shop today and take 10% off your entire order. Enter promo code "ThunderSnow" after you've filled your online shopping bag. Offer valid through Friday, February 4, 2011.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Daily Candy's The Weekend Guide

Apron Cooking Guides now available.
As featured in Daily Candy Chicago's The Weekend Guide

Apron Cooking Guides
Get help in the kitchen with a wearable cheat sheet ($30) of numeric conversions, freezing instructions, veggie cooking times, and more.
Why: Never let them see you sweat.
When: Company’s coming.
Where: Enjoy, An Urban General Store 4723 N. Lincoln Ave., at Giddings St. (773-334-8626); and online at
Apron Cooking Guide from SUCK UK

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.