Most of you know that the Dunes Theater was torn down and is no longer there, but what ever happened to that little shop called Primetime Sportscards & Collectibles? The shop had to abruptly close down early last year, due to flooding caused by a bursting pipe. That was it! Bill Schiller was heartbroken! He had opened the shop on July 1, 1995, then, without warning, the small storefront was closed 19 years later. Bill originally started his card-collecting shop in his father's (Art Schiller) sporting goods store in 1990. It was a hit right away! Bill was excited, and saw a future in the card-collecting business, eventually taking over the store.
When he opened up his second shop in Zion, in 1995, there were over 30 card shops in Lake County. But running 2 shops was too difficult, so Bill decided to stay at the Dunes Theater location, and moved his family to Zion in 1996. He continued running this shop, until he was forced to close down last year, due to the flood. But that is not the end of the story! Bill, being determined, found a new location at 1711 Lewis Avenue, just south of 173.
Now, Primetime Sportscards & Collectibles is up and running again, bigger and better than ever! Bill's place is now one of only 2 card shops in the county. The phone number (847-746-CARD) is still the same, prices are still good, but now the shop is opened 7 days a week. Bill hosts tournaments for Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic The Gathering every week. Whether you want to buy, sell, trade, or just to say hi, stop in... Bill would be glad to see you! Hours are Monday - Friday, 1-6 pm, and Saturday - Sunday, 12-4 pm. See his ad in this issue of The Town Sound!