Then and now

Series: Hinsdale 150 | Story 28

The building at 24 W. Hinsdale Avenue has seen several occupants since its construction in the early part of the last century. Built as a car dealership in the 1920s, the site is also alleged to have housed an illegal beer depot back in the days of Prohibition. For many decades it was host to Hartley's Cycle & Hobby Shoppe, owned by former Hinsdalean Charlie Hartley. Hartley sold the building recently and it is now home to a high-end men's clothing store, Burdi. As an homage to the past, owner Rino Burdi has been known to have a Ferrari in the store as well as a bicycle that dates back to its former tenant. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Hartley; Jim Slonoff photo)