‘Rite Way Walkway’ and ‘breakfast run’

The legacy of iconic stores in Freeport is apparent if you know what to look for. Rite-Way furniture and appliance has operated since 1972, and its current location once housed J.C. Penney and Montgomery Ward, Nearby, you can still see the mark left by Woolworths, its name still embedded in the sidewalk. In the U.S., the Woolworths brand ceased to exist in 1997, but the company still lives on as Footlocker.

Other stores throughout downtown continue to showcase a classic legacy, including Freeport Rug & Linoleum Co.

(top) Rite-Way Walkway and (above) Breakfast Run, March 6, 2024. Freeport, Illinois.