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Present history: The Conservatory and the tradition of Black-owned record stores

Chogie, left, and Tony Fields, owners of The Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl, celebrate the second anniversary of their shop in downtown Flossmoor. The store offers vinyl records, events and mid-century modern furnishings. (Andrew Burke-Stevenson/The Conservatory)

Note: This Q&A is part of an occasional series linking today's local Black-owned businesses to their historical antecedents. The series was started in 2019 by the village of Flossmoor's Community Relations Commission. The interview was conducted by Quinton A. Arthur. History research and writing was done by Rosalind Henderson-Mustafa of . . .

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