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“Used to be 5 star but losing showrooms by over charging...not good!”
Review of Merchandise Mart

Merchandise Mart
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US$650.00*
and up
Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
Ranked #116 of 685 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest commercial building in the world. First two floors are essentially a mall, and the rest is business offices.
Reviewed 6 February 2013

WE have for years come down to the Chicago Mart to place our orders and attend the sample sales. AS of Spring of 2012, most of the showrooms told us they were going out. WE were completely shocked and dismayed at the news. There was a fall sample sale arranged for Nove.
of 2012 so we went. It's absolutely heartbreaking to watch what was once thriving floors of gift showrooms have gone to one floor and that isn't even full of gift showrooms.
The security was much more lax than in the past. It seems as though it is an end of an era for the gift lines. Kurt Adler and DNA seem to be the only ones going strong and I hope they continue. The food court as usual was good.

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"huge building"
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"office building"
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"open to the public"
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"largest building in the world"
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"kennedy family"
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"commercial building"
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"million square feet"
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"city block"
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"amazing building"
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"sheer size"
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"chicago river"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

SPecifically interested in viewing kitchens. This did not disappoint. Good staring point for ideas (after looking at houzz.com)

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Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

This place is so so so so so so so fun its huge and so fun to be in its amazing it is its so totally amazing

Thank Lia T
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

If you ever have trouble thinking of what do do in your living space, take a walk through here. There are so many ideas. One of the best places was Direct Rug Imports which offers beautiful Persian, Indian, and Turkish rugs. Quality is from wool to silk. There are new and antique rugs available is a variety of sizes and styles. We ended up getting one and having it shipped to us. We are delighted. The owner, Amir, was very helpful in instructing us as to how to know what we were looking at as to style, dye process, country of origin, and thread count.

Thank Ginger F
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

Stores, design, shopping, bank. Very nice. You can get lost in time, yet it also has the new and improve enhancements.

Thank Marquita L
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