View Full Version : Helix in Chicago Going Out of Business

01-07-2013, 08:34 AM
A friend forwarded an email from them saying they are going out of business. Also on their website: http://www.helixcamera.com/events/gob.html

I bought a lot of supplies there in the pre interent years. Now it's easier and cheaper to mail order considering the long drive down and the cost of gas.

01-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Never been there, however, to bad. The profit margins in digital is probably a lot lower with more competition.

01-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Sad. Thanks for the info. So what's left in the loop, Central and Calumet?

bill schwab
02-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Sad news. I had my stainless sink built through them. Still a prized darkroom possession. Sad to see our business gutted. RIP, Helix.

02-07-2013, 10:43 AM
I've been there and I feel sad :( I love those old photo stores. Another one I remember is Central Camera on Wabash. Chicago is a great photo town with one less camera store.