Photos: Punk And Goth Outpost The Alley's Macabre Last Hurrah

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 18, 2016 6:13PM

It's truly the end of an era. Lakeview's "counterculture superstore" the Alley said its goodbyes at a goth-inspired funeral party Saturday evening, a few days before its Jan. 19 closing.

The funereal celebration featured a hearse, a casket and a lot of eye makeup-wearking friends of the longtime North Side clothing store. Owner Mark Thomas hosted the celebration at the Alley's Belmont Avenue storefront and gave away memorial T-shirts. The celebration was, as promised, bittersweet, macabre, Midwest As Fuck.