Chicago Market, in collaboration with Alderman Cappleman's office and community leaders, is pursuing a bid to build our community-owned, full-service grocery store in the CTA's renovated Wilson Station (red line), aka the Gerber Building.
Learn more about our co-op's mission, our bid for this very special space, our progress, how you can help, community support and FAQs here!
The CTA has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) asking for bids on the property. We are working with our Owners, our commercial real estate brokers, our architect and designer, and our community partners to craft the best professional and community-oriented proposal. As we enter our bid for this beautiful building, competing against national fast food stores and other chains with deep pockets, we need your show of support more than ever.
We love this space for its accessibility, its unique history, its size, and its ability to deliver on our mission to create a local, sustainable and connected food community. We believe our community-owned grocery store will make the Wilson Station a destination like no other. It's an ambitious project for the CTA, which is why we need help and input from our Owners and the community.
Come to our next Information Session
to learn about joining Chicago Market as an owner (June 7)
- Community members share why they're excited about Chicago Market in Uptown!
Reports on Community Meetings
May 20 Community Meeting (presentation link here
Over 32 community, local and regional organizations have offered Letters of Support for Chicago Market's Wilson Station bid.
And here's one of our favorites
from a local farmer, Hazzard Free Farm, that speaks to how the co-op will not only strengthen our neighborhood, but also strengthen our connection to the small and family farms that surround our city.
In the News
More about the Gerber Building/Wilson Station
: Architect Marlise Fratinardo, with the CTA, discusses the rebuilding of the landmark Gerber Building as part of the rebuilt Wilson "L" station in Uptown. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
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