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Merchandise Mart

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Address: 222 Merchandise Mart Plz, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654-1103
Phone Number: 312-644-6360
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are...

The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.

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Ideas Store -- great place to get home furnishing ideas

The Merchandise Mart is a bit unique -- home furnishing ideas in seemingly hundreds of different outlets. Great place if you want to get free idea for building your dream kitchen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very historic building. To get the full story and know what you are seeing, I think you need to have a tour guide, as we did (Chicago Architectural Foundation). This building is in change mode right now, lots of businesses moving in and lots of restaurants following the crowd. El delivers you right to door, on second... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a place. It's quite large, located right on the river, and has a spectacular view of the river and the city. This is a very well known place. Get to know it, you will enjoy it.

Thank MikePromotes
Concord, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the oldest buildings in Chicago and I have to admit that it is very beautiful. You can access the building either from a crosswalk located in the building next-door or through one of its many doors. On the second floor you will find a lot of food choices from McDonald's, Starbucks and other eateries... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Merchandise Mart is a bit unique -- home furnishing ideas in seemingly hundreds of different outlets. Great place if you want to get free idea for building your dream kitchen. Or dream home.

Thank RonL40
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The first two floors offer some home stores(tile, plumbing, pots & Pans) along with coffee and food, but otherwise anything above the second floor is reserved for appointments only. Huge building and architecturally interesting from the exterior. The interior was being remodeled in places, but could be a good place to grab a bite to eat.

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London, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

There however an 8 head business hall of fame busts at the front of the building, it has a nice food court and is right on the river. There is a long history to the building but thats it.

Thank keyeslaw
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I could build my entire dream home many times over in the Merchandise Mart. It's a huge building, but only the first several floors are accessible to the general public. Probably just as well, or you'd never come to an end of showrooms to peruse. Anyone into home building, design, trends will love this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

...was the reason why we went to the Mart. I was born and raised in the city, so I've passed it literally hundreds of times - just never had occasion to be inside. My wife had tickets for the "One of a Kind" show, so we had our opportunity to check it out. Don't know if this show is an... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I attended the One of Kind Show held in April at the Mart. It is an interesting art and craft show held in April and December with over 300 vendors (in April), including fine art, jewelry, fashion and food. One of the food vendors made me a delicious florentine crepe with spinach, cheese, chicken and mushroom sauce for about $12,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This weekend is the One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. This is like no other show! Approx 300 artists/vendors that are from all over the world and extremely talented. Only $10 to get in and plenty of food choices too. The artists are amazing - photography, jewelry, clothing, furniture, art, sculpture and so much more.... More 

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