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Transit Tees Now Open In Andersonville Just In Time For First Fridays

 Store manager Kat Ginensky on the opening day of Transit Tees new Andersonville location.
Store manager Kat Ginensky on the opening day of Transit Tees new Andersonville location.
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ANDERSONVILLE — Looking for some apparel to show off your love for Chi City? Well, Andersonville has a new spot to help you flaunt your feelings.

On Friday, Transit Tees opened its second location at 5226 N. Clark St. The store offers home goods, t-shirts, pins, coffee mugs, posters and art celebrating the city, said store manager Kat Ginensky.

"We design everything ourselves. We have art directors who work in house and we produce 90 percent of the work ourselves," she said.

Transit Tees "takes visuals from Chicago's metropolitan landscapes and transforms them into fashionable artwork," according to its website.

The brand was founded by Tim Gillengerten in 2001. Its flagship location, 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., is in Wicker Park, according to the website.

Transit Tees has been selling products out of Andersonville Galleria, 5247 N. Clark St., for about eight years, so it was a no-brainer to open its second storefront in the neighborhood, she said. It has also participated in Midsommarfest.

"We've been in the community for a long time. We know the community. [Plus], it's a great location for small local businesses," she said.

Products range from about $2 to about $60. Normally, the store will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

The store will stay open until 9 p.m. for First Fridays tonight, along with more than a dozen businesses in the neighborhood. It will offer refreshments and free pins featuring the Chicago flag, Pride Flag and Andersonville's beloved water tower.

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