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  • New Venue Spotlight: Wells St. Market

    This deluxe dining hall is cooking up something special.

    POSTED June 13, 2017

There’s something extra special to be excited about this summer: The highly anticipated Wells St. Market is set to open at 205 W. Wacker. This 10,500-square-foot boutique food hall will be one of its kind in the city and an ideal location for guests of all kinds to enjoy.

“We want the concept to be a go-to destination for residents, professionals and visitors alike to dine, drink and shop for ingredients, products and upscale-casual food and beverages at one of the busiest gateways to the Loop,” says Victor Alvarez, founding partner of Alvarez & Marsal Property Investments, which is behind the development.

Although the names of vendors have yet to be announced, residents have been chiming in on social media about what food they would like to see in the concept. Rental spaces at Wells St. Market may also be available upon request.

It was the day no one thought they would see happen—at least in this lifetime. On Nov. 2, the eternal underdogs the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series Championship, ending a 108-year wait and gaining a whole lot of new appreciation and fans as a result. Just 10 weeks later they would celebrate yet again at the annual fan convention at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which was an undeniable success thanks to the quick actions of a team of event producers.


Last year, Sister Cities International celebrated its 60th anniversary. The organization was founded as a result of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s People-to-People program. Eisenhower believed that cultural exchanges, youth programs, sharing arts and culture, and exchanging business ideas and research and development projects could foster bonds between people of different communities. Here in the Northwest, each of our major cities has a number of sister cities. Seattle, for example, has 21, while Portland, Oregon, has nine (and one friendship city). 


20 Monroe Live brings an extra dose of urban sophistication to downtown Grand Rapids.

The sleek new space, which opened Feb. 1 and is owned and operated by House of Blues Entertainment, will allow planners to create surprising, dynamic and memorable events for crowds of up to 2,600.