Malls in Chicago

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  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, IN5,972 contributions
    Picked up a few Christmas gifts at the Lego Store. My nephews are Lego fanatics. The prices are higher up, but the vast selection makes up for it. Looking at some of them makes me wish I was a kid again. The rest of the mall has many restaurants on each floor. The lego store was my main objective so I don’t remember too many of the stores we passed.
    Written January 16, 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia12,749 contributions
    Huge, enormous, grandiose....are adjectives to describe this edifice.
    First we saw it during our 90 min architectural boat tour. The guide stated many hard to believe figures about its construction in terms of miles of wiring, concrete used, window numbers,...etc and that until recently this building only had its own zip number.
    Tomorrow we walked the Riverwalk and standing in front of it felt like ants.
    It's an enormous shopping and event venue with an odd mixture of Art Deco and massive brutalist Soviet architecture.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,895 contributions
    To avoid the sun for a bit and sample some air-con we had an explore of some shops, this area is very pleasant and worth a wander but get ready to spend.
    Written October 20, 2019
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  • GlobalExec
    485 contributions
    Decent food options and a vast array of upscale shopping locations. Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and there was a very sparse crowd (good for us, but not for the merchants) and the food court was an excellent selection of cuisines. If you go, you must try the TopGolf Swing Suite (6th floor). Great bar and fun 'adult' gaming activities on two large interactive screens.
    Written October 6, 2021
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  • Irina
    United States9,985 contributions
    The indoor mall of Block 37 on State Street is a multi-story mall of contemporary design, with various shops, access to which is provided by escalators and glass elevators. There's a dine-in movie theater on the upper floor of the mall (Level 4), and also several restaurants -- for casual dining, mainly.

    As a consequence of the pandemic, a very popular restaurant Latinicity is closed now (not sure, temporarily or for good), several stores are gone too, but some new ones are either open already, or they've been announced to open in the near future. The mall has a set of useful info-boards on each floor, plus many rest areas with chairs and tables, that are now placed even more distantly, than before. A very large and spacious atrium, now decorated for winter holidays, also adds volume and appeal to the comfort of the mall.

    In the shops that I visited, the attendants were wearing masks, and public places on different floors were regularly cleaned.

    Shops of Block 37 are located in the center of Theatre District of the Chicago Loop, and they attract visitors pretty much any time of the day, since it is a very busy part of town.
    Written December 30, 2021
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  • mrjobs2016
    Peabody, MA222 contributions
    Went in with family briefly while on vacation, when my wife had to buy a purse, to replace one where zipper got stuck. My wife found one she liked, and she said the employee was very nice and helpful. Store looked interesting, but we had other to do, couldn't look around much.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,581 contributions
    Located on land once occupied by historic Fort Dearborn and later by Illinois Central's extensive railroad yards, Illinois Center is a mixed-used urban development in downtown Chicago that once was described as "the greatest real estate deal in history." Designed by world renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the 83-acre complex includes five towers of office and residential buildings, 5 million square feet of office space and three hotels with 3,500 rooms all connected by an enclosed concourse or East Loop Pedway that is lined with more than 100 shops, restaurants, banks and salons. The trick for newcomers is to navigate the maze-like walkways to find their destination. Over 18,000 people walk through the doors daily. The development once included a golf course, which has been turned into a park now surrounded by an urban village of high-rise buildings called Lakeshore East. It covers four city blocks, bounded on the west by Michigan Avenue, on the south by Randolph Street, on the north by Wacker Drive and on the east by Lake Shore Drive. The infrastructure plans were overwhelming, including the rerouting of Lake Shore Drive and demolition of its infamous "S" curve, an extension of Wacker Drive and addition of many layers of walkways, parking lots and underground roads. Today, Illinois Center is at the heart of the thoroughfare between the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park and is the largest office complex with the only outdoor landscaped plaza on Michigan Avenue.
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • lvchick79
    Las Vegas, NV126 contributions
    I stayed in a condo near by and was pleasantly surprised with this area. There is a movie theater, grocery store, several restaurants, and a bar/bowling area. It wasn't very busy but I was there on weekdays. In walking distance to the neighborhoods surrounding it, but has ample parking as well.
    Written August 5, 2017
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  • Helene S
    Houston, TX1,762 contributions
    Nice shopping center. Make sure to get your parking validated when you check out. Thanks to Laura from Texas for helping us get organized at The Container Store.

    Hint: sign up for a 20% discount for college students at The Container Store for back to school in August.
    Written August 14, 2018
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