Jason Youngberg holds an old television tube. He turned a similar tube into a TV with Blue Tooth. His store Modern Antique Radios features old equipment and some converted pieces, as well as vinyl records and CDs. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Business, Feature

Nine unique businesses are part of Shops on Sterling

Downtown Flossmoor has a candy store. It has eight other specialty shops, including a women’s clothing boutique, a plant store, a unique T-shirt shop and a holistic health business.

Shawnda DeBose took over a small space in the Shops on Sterling and created a candy store, Ruby Ella Sweets. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Maybe you didn’t realize there were so many options at the corner of Sterling Avenue and Flossmoor Road, but they’re all there in unique spaces in the Shops on Sterling. Many people identified the space as Gypsy Fix, but . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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