Mike Hackett, who has a degree in biology and is a former cop, opened a Bling Thing in 2011 in the Cromer Motors building. | Submitted
The old Cromer building is now a Bling Thing and Einstein Bagels. | Joni Hirsch-Blackman
This photo of Bob Horsley’s clothiers was taken in 1975. The store closed in 1998 and after an expansion into the parking lot, Sullivan's took its place. The Florsheim shoe store later became The Footery, then Einstein Bagels. The Hallmark store was Pam’s Sportswear, then a Legends of London Doc Martens store, Campus Colors and now A Bling Thing.
The three shops are housed in what once was the Cromer Motors building, remodeled in 1968. This photo was taken just before the remodeling. | Naperville Sun file photo
Joni Hirsch Blackman, columnist for The Naperville Sun