So the only other new record store I hit while in Chicago (I also went to a few I had been to already, but those don't really warrant write ups) was Shuga Records. I walked there after hitting up Reckless Records at the Damen Blue Line stop. Again, as I was trying to travel light, I didn't end up buying anything, but as always it was fun to peruse.
I wouldn't say that Shuga leaned towards any specifc genre. They seemed to have a good cross section of everything and in particular, I thought they had a nice selection of older 'rare' records. For my taste, they tended to be a bit on the expensive side, but I will cop to not really knowing what the current market value is for first pressing Pearl Jam LPs.
They did have a copy of Strictly Business by EPMD, but the cover was completely destroyed. We're talking tears, rips and no corners left to speak of. They still wanted $20 for it. Don't get me wrong, that's a great record, but in the condition it was in I don't think I would have paid $3 for it, let alone $20.
I wouldn't make it my first stop going back to Chicago, but I would definitely pop in if I was already in the neighborhood.