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The Merchandise Mart

Building, Furniture / Home Store, and Convention Center
River North, Chicago
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  • Daniel O.
    "It's almost time for NeoCon.."(2 Tips)
    sharif
    "A Kind Show"(2 Tips)
    Nita W.
    "Sample sale on floors 6, 14 and 15."(3 Tips)
    Leyla A.
    "building for @FIJIhunt"(2 Tips)
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  • Ethan A.
    Ethan AdamsDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Renovations in 2016 should bring the Merch Mart into the 21st century!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 22, 2015
    Massive place. You WILL get lost. But they have everything. Including great food!
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraNovember 12, 2015
    Watch out on weekends - some elevators only work on weekdays. Go to the main lobby if in doubt.
  • Frederik D.
    Frederik De KeyzerOctober 25, 2015
    Place to be if you need furniture!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Did you know that this building once had its own zip code! #funfacts so many food options here!!
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaAugust 7, 2015
    Take your time and enjoy the fantastic architecture as well as the gorgeous interior
  • Chase
    ChaseMarch 28, 2015
    This place is huge and the time I was there it looked pretty empty. They should make more use of it cause the location and views are amazing. Read more
  • Nick H.
    Nick HorkMarch 1, 2015
    If you smell something funky, it's probably Nake K.
  • Jen M.
    Jen MarquezJanuary 4, 2015
    If you want a quiet space to relax, check out the lounge on the 14th floor.
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BrownellDecember 18, 2014
    This place is huge! A good food court on the second floor,
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Come visit Foodstuffs' Pastry Cafe and grab a specialty cocktail
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ChvatalSeptember 29, 2014
    Bridal mart!
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The best coffee in the building is from the shop in 1871 on the 12th floor.
  • Emanuel L.
    Emanuel LondonJune 29, 2014
    Nick's Fishmarket Bar and Grill...the food there is amazing!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CMay 17, 2014
    Pretty much a desert in Saturdays
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DrinkwineMay 6, 2014
    Make sure you have a sound escape plan when visiting. Got a parking ticket because I couldn't figure out how to exit the building in time :( parking meter vultures
  • Keenan B.
    Keenan BroweMarch 24, 2014
    Was the largest building in the world (by floorspace) until 1943, when they finished The Pentagon. Read more
    Upvoted Feb 22
  • Claire G.
    Claire GJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't bother trying to access the wifi...
  • Gardenia H.
    Gardenia Hung-WittlerSeptember 30, 2013
    Starbucks has a great location with a lounge for customers at the Merchandise Mart.
  • Nita W.
    Nita WitaSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The shows here has the best staff. I love the all black uniforms. They are extremely friendly and helpful.
  • Nita W.
    Nita WitaSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sample sale on floors 6, 14 and 15.
  • Jennie
    JennieAugust 28, 2013
    The busts in front of the Merchandise Mart remind me of Game of Thrones.
  • donovandesigns
    donovandesignsJuly 22, 2013
    See us in the daniel*richards booth 8-3066 July 20-23rd!
  • David K.
    David KnowltonJuly 19, 2013
    CliC Front Connection Eyewear
  • David K.
    David KnowltonJuly 19, 2013
    Stop by Floor 8 Booth 1083 CliC Eyewear Most innovative eyewear.
  • Pathik B.
    Pathik BhattJune 29, 2013
    Cheap parking at the corner of Hubbard and Wells via Spothero
  • theglobalpanda
    theglobalpandaApril 27, 2013
    Great place for unique items to buy
  • Apostle Rosalyn O.
    Apostle Rosalyn OvertonFebruary 27, 2013
    Nice "home" shopping! !
  • Falafel B.
    Falafel BrothersJanuary 20, 2013
    It's rocking here!!!!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The stairwells here smell like one of those old battleships you toured as a kid. Inhale deeply.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseNovember 11, 2012
    Oh my! I walked from BeerHoptacular to here. I relieved myself; but did not go further. 3=X) #Chicago #craftbeer #transit
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BouvierSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Dream Home for cool home decorating ideas.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HaleJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food court bathrooms are disgusting
  • Jesse P.
    Jesse PinhoJune 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The elevators here are way too damn slow.
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MartorelloApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    sample sale.
  • Techweek 2.
    Techweek 2012April 17, 2012
    Home of the Techweek 2012 Conference+Expo. Also houses many food and coffee options, EL stops, 1871, furniture/home stores and more.
  • Novobeads
    NovobeadsJanuary 9, 2012
    We'll be at the DNA Showroom - 14th Floor #1426 from January 19 - 25, 2012. Stop by and check out our Sweetheart Deal – 20% OFF!
  • sharif
    sharifDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Masters of None in the Etsy Pavilion for The One of A Kind Show sells the best stuff!
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Starbucks on the NE corner has one of the fastest serve times in the loop
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MarxNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Design + Fashion + Huge Metro Hub = Some of the most beautiful people in Chicago work or pass through here everyday. Throw me a thumbs up if you agree :-)
  • Timothy B.
    Timothy BrunsNovember 8, 2011
    At JWT Chicago.
  • erica s.
    erica sarakaitisOctober 18, 2011
    Check out the Haworth Collection, suite 312
  • InterContinental Chicago
    InterContinental ChicagoSeptember 7, 2011
    Second-largest building in the world; it actually has its own zipcode! Wholesale furniture and furnishings store for buyers all over the world w/ 600 permanent showrooms, and a great bookstore.
  • Susan M.
    Susan McLeodAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The south lobby on the main floor is a lovely oasis, furnished with comfortable couches and chairs.
  • Katie L.
    Katie LowesAugust 16, 2011
    Don't get lost.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GraffJune 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Take unnecessary elevator trips during Neocon and give out bad directions "try the better coffee place on the 8th floor. No line!"
  • Gar_rub
    Gar_rubMay 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to check out the famous severed head statues out in front.
  • Adam V.
    Loading out from Art Chigaco was an exceptionally unpleasant experience due to the unclear communication from the loading area and the rudeness of security, especially on the south side.
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 29, 2011
    A celebration of international art and antiques, the 5th annual Artropolis takes over the Merchandise Mart this Friday and will offer attendees access to special programs and performances for 4 day. Read more
  • Grace A.
    Grace AndersonApril 28, 2011
    Was there on lunch.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalanteApril 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    On a rainy day, wander the showrooms of this gigantic "mart"
  • Earth Hour Illinois 2012
    In Illinois, the Merchandise Mart is 1 of more than 200 buildings and landmarks, 20 downtown hotels and 12 museums and theaters turning out their exterior lights for Earth Hour. Read more
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OrtizMarch 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    It's almost time for NeoCon.. So let the showroom sample sale begin. Andreu World America on 10. Has some great samples for sale. Showroom 10-132.
  • Justine
    JustineFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    At the Mart...All Day long!!!
  • Jared H.
    Jared HatchFebruary 1, 2011
    On the second floor lobby, the Argo Tea and Starbucks compete in neighboring storefronts. Argo has better drinks but SBux has free WiFi. Sit in the lobby and enjoy both.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AJanuary 22, 2011
    So its starting to feel like the county fair cause the vendors are HOUNDING us as we walk by. Just came from ATL show, much better there
  • Christian S.
    Christian SassJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Friend me if you need help getting on the wi-fi network, I supply support for it as well am responsible for installing it over 4 years ago. Possibly the largest contiguous wifi hotspot in the US
  • Allison M.
    Allison MartinDecember 15, 2010
    Stop by from 6am - 10 am December 15th for free hot cocoa. Say the word LAYER for a special gift
  • AJ B.
    AJ BrownDecember 7, 2010
    Polite ppl here... they speak to you even if they don't know you... Wi-fi is great too!!
  • MafiaHairdresser J.
    If u are at the 1 of a kind show stop by Curly Tale Fine Art Booth. 8070
  • Ike S.
    Ike SaundersNovember 30, 2010
    Ready to rock it out with Ellen Degeneres...
  • David H.
    David HardinNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best people watching in the city
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GamblinOctober 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    There is no down escalator from the second floor, just take the stairs that are hidden by the ATMs
  • Newell T.
    Newell TurnerOctober 28, 2010
    House Beautiful's Design Institute day. 10-28-10
  • Yasmine
    YasmineOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you enjoy drinking tea go to Argo Tea & try there hot Chai... I love it
  • Trav
    TravOctober 14, 2010
    @modernluxury event
  • Shezan A.
    Shezan AndaniOctober 12, 2010
    Follow Arbys312 on Facebook & Twitter for specials and FREE Lunch!! Just unlocked their special on Foursquare also..
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OrtizOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Just checked out the Antiques Fair. Really great things! Oct1-4. Check it out.
  • Karen L.
    Karen LazarSeptember 7, 2010
    I heart public transit.
  • Rudy
    RudyAugust 14, 2010
    Great shopping
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MachalaAugust 14, 2010
    Yoga instructors at sco fit are great for beginners like me.
  • Apryl
    AprylAugust 14, 2010
    Wonder if @fijijudge15 does yoga here often? Great location if so! Very scenic! #fijihunt
  • Jacqui L.
    Jacqui LibermanAugust 14, 2010
    Best baristas at the starbucks in the Mart
  • Sir.Nathan S.
    Sir.Nathan StassenAugust 14, 2010
    Plenty of really nice shops here! Also check the out the stautes!
  • FIJI Hunt F.
    FIJI Hunt FIJI HuntAugust 6, 2010
    Love the free wifi...thanks again Starbucks!
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I am a decor nut and I really wished I could have worked with this building for @FIJIhunt but they close early on Saturday.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CrawfordJuly 1, 2010
    Go to the Artisan Cellar on the first floor and get an Illy Espresso or an Americano. Awesome and the folks are nice.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RabbApril 8, 2010
    Fabric, sofas, and vanities. Oh my!
  • bryan r.
    bryan roeMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bathrooms on first floor are public.
  • Jenna T.
    Jenna TFebruary 18, 2010
    At one time this was the largest building in the world.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SteinbergDecember 16, 2009
    get your shoes shined on the second floor near the food court
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BakerApril 20, 2009
    great lunch options here! an entire food court on the second level
  • Diego Dier
    Diego DierSeptember 22, 2015
    Un centro comercial muy grande. Ni mas ni menos, con verlo por fuera te vale.
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