Photo finish for Wicker Park camera store

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Manager Piper Robbins has taken over a Wicker Park camera store, saving it from closure.

The 27-year-old now owns Lomography Embassy Store, 1422. N. Milwaukee Ave., which was on the verge of being closed by Lomography. The maker of film cameras and accessories opened the store in September 2012.

“It’s kind of like my baby, even though it wasn’t initially mine,” Robbins told “I literally found the space, built it out, it seemed like such a waste” to close it.

Christian Polt, the corporate general manager, said the change in ownership was sparked by the Lomography group deciding “to focus more on bringing awesome products to market rather than building a system of shops.”


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