Adams Apple Incense Headshop
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In the ’70s and ’80s, Adam’s Apple served as a destination for thousands of North Side teens looking for tie dyes and flared jeans, all the while combating neighbor and police concerns over such establishments.
Today, the shop serves as a blast from the past with a feel for evolution, offering supplies such as herbal incense, bath salts, spice papers and more. The dank, below-grade shop is filled with stickers, posters and other decor that is indicative of such head shops. But few shops in the city can claim this level of counterculture authenticity.
In 2018, Adam’s Apple was named one of 10 legendary head shops by High Times Magazine.
“I haven’t been able to wrap my head around it,” Miller said of his store’s longevity. “I don’t know if it’s personality, but definitely quality merch and fair prices. And something people forget: customer service.”
One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff.