Come explore the West Loop with us on Saturday!
This is an area loaded with art galleries, antique stores, restaurants and wholesale food establishments, most of which are open to the public on Saturday. Tom Besore will lead a three mile walk through this eclectic area. We will duck into a gallery or three along the way. In fact, many of you may wish to just come along with the group, but take leave of us when you find that awesome gallery that you want to spend more time inside! You can always catch up with us at the end for a drink!
We will gather at 11am just outside the el station here on Clinton & Lake. Come earlier if you want to grab coffee ahead of time. Look for the large Meetup Group. If you cannot find us, text or call me at (312) 725-0223. If you're running late, you can also check the comments using your smartphone for an update with a link to our current location.
If you stay with us for the whole walk, you're in for a huge treat. There is a local artisan food festival happening at the end of our route! The route link below is a general guide only .... we'll likely tighten it up toward the end due to time constraints. Expect the walk to be 2.5 hours, but you're welcome to stay with us as long as you like, duck into a coffee shop or head back early if you get tired! Public transportation and cabs are easy to come by in this area.
Here is our route map: http://bit.ly/aFpVKW...
and a few of the places we'll be near
Chicago French Market
West Loop Art Galleries
Packer Schopf Gallery
Green Home Chicago
Jan's Antiques (check out the stained glass page)
The Beer Bistro
Chicago Game & Gourrmet
Isaacson & Stein Fish Co.
J.P. Graziano Grocery