• 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.

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Travelling for work is inevitable these days, especially in the meetings and events industry. Why not expand upon these professional commitments and turn a corporate getaway into a leisure vacation? With Fairmont Austin’s downtown location, there is plenty to do both on and offsite to treat yourself to a little bleisure weekend.



Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.


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