Shops at the Mart

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The Shops at the Mart is a group of some 40 restaurants and shops located on the first two floors of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois. Its retailers serve two markets: convenience retail and dining for local employees and residents,[1] and Luxehome,[2] a collection of luxury retailers of kitchen and bath furnishings that complements the Mart's historic role as a hub for the interior decorating trade.[3]

It opened in September 1991 and was originally anchored by Carson Pirie Scott & Co. and The Limited.[4][5][6][7] However, retailers struggled to draw customers away from established retail centers in the State Street and Magnificent Mile areas,[8] and in September 2003 the core of the mall was rechristened as LuxeHome.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merchandise Mart (website)
  2. ^ LuxeHome (website)
  3. ^ Grant, Barri Leiner (10 March 2011). "A Guide to Shopping the Merchandise Mart". Chicago Magazine. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Kerch, Steve (1 September 1991). "Shops at the Mart reflect creativity". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Gray, Jacquelyn (22 November 1992). "Chicago shopping grows more varied Merchandise Mart develops a chic mall on 2 of its lower floors". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  6. ^ Ziemba, Stanley (1990-10-08). "New Mart mall may buck weak economy". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  7. ^ Davis, Jerry C.; Lisa Holton (29 November 1989). "Mart plans retail mall anchored by Carson's". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  8. ^ Balu, Rekha (9 November 1996). "Mart's Mall Pall". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 19 March 2015.