On a recent trip to the American Express office to once again turn play money into real money, I stumbled across this:
550 North Saint Claire . I'm a big Argo guy, and a semi-regular at the Chestnut Street outlet. So when a new one opens in my own backyard and I don't know about it, I feel a little confused.
Is this Argo really new, say in the last two or three months, or am I just having a senior moment? I know there's the one inside Northwestern Hospital a couple of blocks away, but this one surprised me.
More importantly, it's an indication that Argo is doing well. It's a local company (formerly headquartered on Armitage, but has since moved to The Loop) that went from one shop five years ago to almost a dozen today.
It's said that any company that can expand during a recession is going to be a winner when things get better. Let's hope that's true. For a couple of examples of companies that got their start during bad economic times, look no further than S.O.M., and Procter and Gamble.
I got an e-mail from Argo Tea stating that this location opened in November, 2008. I guess I need to stop looking at my feet when I'm walking.