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April 2016

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Visit the Michele Trunk Show at Abt This Weekend

This weekend, Abt is hosting our first Michele Trunk Show of 2016. During the show, shoppers will get a chance to try on and purchase exclusive, limited-edition Michele watch models that are not regularly available in-store. Michele Watch representatives will be on hand to answer questions and give guidance on selecting the perfect timepiece for yourself or the special…

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How to Cut the Cord: A Video Guide

One of the most popular technology trends of the last few years is the idea of “cutting the cord,” or cancelling your cable subscription and seeking out alternative methods of watching TV. Dropping cable in favor of online video services and a streaming media player can save you hundreds of dollars a year, and gives you the freedom to…

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Abt Ads Through the Ages

As part of our 80th Anniversary Celebration, we went digging through the archives for old photos and documents from throughout the store’s history. The old advertisements we found provide a fun look at the sales tactics and buying power of a bygone era. Here’s a collection of our favorites (click on the ad for a larger version):…

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Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day, a worldwide celebration of the environment and the importance of protecting it. While Earth Day is marked by a once-a-year holiday, it’s really also a continuous movement meant to educate and inform people on ways to be more environmentally friendly.  It’s also one of our favorite days, as environmental awareness is something that’s always been important to us a business.…

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Dinner with Dacor

We paid a visit to our friends at the Cooking Skills Academy at DESIGNfirst in Itasca, IL, to get a first-hand look at how Dacor Appliances can make your tasks in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. Chef Paul guided us through the process of prepping and cooking a gourmet 4-course meal, all cooked in and on the Dacor induction…

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4 Things You Should Do Before You Start Grilling!

The season of being outdoors with great company and great food is just around the corner, yes we’re talking about grilling season. Since the warm weather is on its way very soon, it’s time to break out the grill and start grilling some delicious foods. But before you start showing off your grilling skills, there are a couple steps you should go through…

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Gourmet Kitchen Showroom Construction: Behind the Scenes

At Abt, we’ve always prided ourselves on being the Chicago area’s go-to shopping spot for kitchen appliances (among other things), and think of ourselves as more of a destination than just a store. We strive to offer something more, from the incredible selection of appliances—including prestigious brands like La Cornue, Sub-Zero, and Viking—to the unique kitchen vignettes in our atrium,…

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The Sub-Zero and Wolf Living Kitchen at Abt

The dawn of spring ushers in one of the most popular times of the year for many homeowners to start thinking about one of the biggest projects that they’ll undertake: the full kitchen remodel. Whether it’s bringing a new face to a tired kitchen in a home you’ve owned for decades, or starting from scratch on a newly-purchased home,…

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