I was born and raised in Normal, and Mother Murphy's was a mysterious curiosity of a place to myself and my friends. I've mentioned it a couple of times in this magazine — Mother Murphy's is the oldest headshop in Illinois, and it's a cultural icon. Now, after 54 years, they are expanding and opening a second location in Champaign.

The shop will be at 112 E University, next door to the newly opened Gro Up Gardening, and will have its grand opening on July 1st. 

Top photo by Julie McClure.