When I was a kid growing up in Peoria there was only one shopping center and that was Sheirdan Village, which is a shopping strip center on Sheridan Road. Then in the ‘70’s the Northwoods Mall was built and later the Shoppes at Grand Prairie went up and so there’s a lot more choices if you want to go that commercial shopping route, which I rarely do. But the other day I drove past Sheridan Village and realized I haven’t been there in over 20 years. So I thought we’d take a little trip there today and see what’s it like now. Let's go and bundle up, it’s cold out there!
Wow, it's bright outside today, I never like that. Not a big fan of the sunshine.
And here we are, Sheridan Village. They put up a huge Hy-Vee grocery store here a few years ago, but I don't go there because I prefer Schnucks, down the road.
Okay, we've parked and let's start a little tour of Sheridan Village as it stands today. I think this store used to be Schradzki's, which was a men's clothing store.
Well, it's closed and it is available from the fine folks at Ruhl & Ruhl. You can call John Ruhl or Rick Weinstein, which leads me to wonder what the other Ruhl is up to? Is he just jerking off in the office while John and Rick do all the work? It just seems so unfair!
If I remember correctly, this used to be a Fannie May candy store. Let's see what that note says on the door.
Oh, they've moved. We'll come and see you when and if I do a blog on the Metro Centre, but today we're doing Sheridan Village, so sneeze ya later, alligators.
Check out this sculpture, it's a couple with their kid and upon a closer look...
These people look severely demented. Check out the way they're touching each other, it's like they're on Ecstasy and the kids hand on the father's head looks like he's giving him the Vulcan mind-meld. And check out at the face on the father, you know he's going to end up killing both of them and then pointing the gun at his own skull afterwards...let's get away from these creepazoids while we can!
Here's another closed store that's available from the Ruhl & Ruhl company.
And yet another closed store...Sheridan Village is a great place to shop if you want to save money, because there's not a fucking store that's open in this goddamned place!
Finally we find a store that's open here at Sheridan Village, Bergners. They've been the anchor store here since they opened decades ago.
The front doors look exactly as I remember them from years ago, let's go inside and take a look around.
It looks different from what I remember in here from years ago...
There used to be a cool little place in here called, "Peanut Butter Heaven," which had treats and ice cream, it's not here anymore.
Well, after this Sheridan Village experience so far, it's a little tough to let the cheer begin, but we'll try.
And now after telling us that the "cheer begins here," which I assumed meant at Bergners, they tell us through this signage that the "cheer begins at home." Can this get anymore confusing?
I'm starving, there used to be a restaurant up on the second floor, let's see what's up there now...
There's no restaurant up here, but there is Guy Fieri cookware. I hate Guy Fieri, what could be more sickening and obnoxious than this signature cookware line?
Well, this for starters. Ugh!
But I prefer Schnucks, which is just down the road and look, here we are through the magic of the internet!
I eat at the salad bar here during the week when I'm not doing something for this blog.
Bonus Art From Jaws The Cabbie!
After seeing the picture of that bird that haunted me at the Bronx Zoo, MBIP Contributor and pal, Jaws the Cabbie sent in this piece of art he created called, "The Peacock From Hell." Ha! Nice work, Jaws, thanks for sending it in!