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10/21/2005
Phoenix Traders - A Business Rebirth
Phoenix Traders is so named because it rises like that legendary bird from the ashes of co-owner Jim Phelps' engineering career. There is a second meaning, though, as this phoenix also represents the continuing rebirth of the mid-town district of Rockford. > More
08/18/2005
Leonidas - World Class Chocolate in Rockford

Do you like chocolate? Well, who doesn't, right? If you are a true chocolate connoisseur you know that the best chocolate in the world comes from Belgium. The rich, creamy taste of their concoctions is simply unrivaled.

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07/06/2005
Lula's Vintage Boutique - A Bit of the Past For Today

If you are looking for retro items to wear or to decorate your house, Lula's Vintage Boutique should be on your shopping map. The store is located in downtown Rockford at 221 East State Street, and has a virtual cornucopia of vintage items for sale. According to owners Luane Dean and Lauretta Rundgren, "we have it all." While that might seem a broad statement, if you take the time to look around (and with as much merchandise as they have in stock, you should set aside a lot of time), you will probably agree.

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06/01/2005
Tomorrow Is Yesterday - More Than Just "That Comic Book Store"

Chances are you've heard of the store, but you may never have been inside. It's been around for over 20 years, and the odds are good that you'd find something of interest if you stopped in. Tomorrow Is Yesterday serves up a mixture of science fiction, fantasy, sports memorabilia, games, books and many other items that are sure to appeal to a wide range of people.

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06/01/2005
Cleo's Aroma-Pothecary - A Potpourri of Curiosity

Looking at the name of this shop one might wonder what is an "aroma-pothecary". Well, the two root words that form the word are aroma (obviously meaning scent) and apothecary (meaning one who sells healing concoctions) gives a really good overall view of what the conglomerate means.

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