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I See You

If you haven’t already seen it, please take a walk by the northernmost windows of the Gerber building along Broadway - future home of Chicago Market - to see our latest art display from artist Bojana Ilic (aka BOJITT).

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Kitchen Skills with Charles Dabah

Last week Charles Dabah of The Levantine Kitchen joined us and our community for a Zoom workshop to present knife skill training, advice on storing fresh herbs, spice tips, and more!

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What About E-Commerce?

Covid has us all sheltering in place and learning to order all our groceries online. That's surely the wave of the future, right?

And so when we build Chicago Market it will need to have a big e-commerce, delivery and curbside pickup program, right? 


Well...let's dig into those assumptions.

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Desk Yoga to Release Screen Fatigue Video

Chicago Market Owner Cindy Huston of Yoga Body Elements joined us and our community on a Zoom workshop June 17, 2020 to teach people desk yoga techniques to release screen fatigue.

 

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Container Gardening In the City Video

Chicago Market Owner #70, Kasey Bersett Eaves of Vivant Gardening Services joined us and our community on a Zoom workshop May 28, 2020 to teach people about growing in containers.

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The Grocery Landscape

In our most recent Owner Meeting, Owners asked what we were learning about the grocery landscape during the Covid crisis. 

The industry experts are definitely hard at work studying this and we're staying tapped in to their knowledge. There are three organizations that help start-ups like ours get launched and we're in touch with them all.
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Flip Your Pronouns!

It has been so wonderful to connect with Owners in our recent Zoom calls and I wanted to share something I’ve learned. 

We often hear Owners say things like:

“…one of the things I love about this organization is that you're using a historic building for a grocery store…”

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Sticker Confusion: Understanding Meat Labels

Natural! Organic! Cage-free! Certified Humane! Hormone-free! Raised without antibiotics! Vegetarian-fed! Non-GMO project certified! Global Animal Partnership Step 5+! Wait, what?

Transparency is part of Chicago Market’s Purchasing Values - we believe everyone should know what they’re eating and how it got to their plate. But just having labels isn’t transparency if nobody has the time or energy to figure out what they mean.

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Art at the Market: Chameleon Blind

Artist Mara Baker’s Chameleon Blind Window Project connects vacant storefronts with the streetscape outside. By filling the empty windows with the colors and patterns of the city, Baker integrates the empty space back into public life. Her installation in the Chicago Market space is a collaboration between Chicago Market and Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown, supported by a Public Art Grant. The installation is on display in the windows of the Chicago Market building and will be lit up each evening. Stop by our storefront in the Gerber Building at the Wilson CTA station to see it!

Attend: Chameleon Blind: Uptown Public Art Opening

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Bike Home Chicago becomes Chicago Market Business Owner

A. Jordan Rothschild is a residential real estate broker with @properties. His real estate business, Bike Home Chicago, recently became Chicago Market Business Owner #1803. Jordan gives clients the option to tour homes by bicycle or car. He understands the demand in the community for a store like Chicago Market and is excited to see the space come to life. 

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