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“Closed on Saturday”
Review of Merchandise Mart

Merchandise Mart
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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.
Lancaster, NY
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Closed on Saturday”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We found that may merchants are closed on Saturdays and were very disappointed to find that this was one of them. Only a few stores open and we really wanted to check out the design stores. Thank goodness the Kohler store was open so our trip on the bus then the brown line wasn't a total waste of time.

Visited April 2013
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Winter Garden, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun place to window shop and see the lastest home decor”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Way out of my price range, but a person can dream. Some amazing kitchen set ups in this building. Can't even imagine having the money to buy this stuff.

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Luxe Home Boutiques”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

My husband and I are shopping for fixtures and furnishings and we found everything we could ever want - and more at the Luxe Home boutiques. It's the first floor of Merchandise Mart, and the only one open to the public. We visited on a Saturday and arrived shortly after their opening at 10am. I would definitely recommend arriving early as some boutiques close earlier than the stated 3pm.

We found helpful (non-pushy) advisors at the Kohler, Ann Sacks, Remains Lighting, Waterworks, Brizio, and pretty much every other boutique. All were fantastic and all provided inspiration.

Because we were from out of town, we inquired of shipping and virtually everyone was able to accomodate (including stone). This resource should be used by anyone in the midwest that is building, remodeling, or updating. We will definitely be returning.

Visited March 2013
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Beloit, WI
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Used to be 5 star but losing showrooms by over charging...not good!”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Albany, New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“kitchen design”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

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

Visited January 2013
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