• New Venue Spotlight: Wells St. Market

    POSTED June 13, 2017

    This deluxe dining hall is cooking up something special.

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.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.


Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.


To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.