Aug 262010

Merchandise MartOn August 25th, 2009, we opened our 7th Chicagoland location in Chicago’s iconic Merchandise Mart.  In doing so, we combined two long-time Chicago Traditions, gourmet popcorn and fine architecture.

Now, we’re celebrating the 1-year anniversary of our Merchandise Mart location. Here’s some fun trivia you may not know about the Mart:

  • The Merchandise Mart was built by Marshall Field & Co.
  • When it opened in 1930, it was the world’s largest building
  • The Merchandise Mart housed the CTA’s headquarters on the 7th floor from 1947 to 2004
  • In the 1993 film The Fugitive, police pinpoint Harrison Ford’s character after hearing a recording of a CTA train operator announce, “Next stop, Merchandise Mart”

If you haven’t been able to visit our Merchandise Mart location, we hope you will do so very soon! We’re located on the 2nd Floor Food Court next to the CTA’s elevated train platform.

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