Address: 3306 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, US
Building Blocks Toy Store has more to offer than your average toyshop. Owner Katherine McHenry welcomes the community with hands-on activities such as “crafternoons,” a weekly free crafts session at the store, and fun and free game nights. Lindsey Gladstone says, “When this packed-to-the-ceiling mom-and-pop toy shop opened around the corner from our house, I was thrilled. Why would a parent want a toyshop as their neighbor? Because owner Katherine McHenry gets it right.” The store’s high-quality toys are built to last with brands from around the world, including Corolle, Bruder, Educo, Green Toys, Ravensburger, Thomas and Friends, Plan Toys, Melissa & Doug, and many more.