Neighborhood Spotlight: Fulton Market Expo in West Loop Chicago

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What was once a bustling marketplace in Fulton Market will come alive again this summer, as a celebration of local farmers, artists, and makers takes to the streets.

The West Loop Community Organization is launching the Fulton Market Expo, an annual summer long tribute to exhibitionists of varying backgrounds.

Starting on Saturday, June 23, the Fulton Market Expo will take to Fulton Market, between Peoria and Green streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First constructed as the historic Fulton Street Wholesale Market in 1887, the block still features original brick buildings that were home to the Fulton Market Wholesale Company, a consortium of Chicago’s 22 butchers and meatpackers.

“With the growth and resurgence of the businesses along Fulton Market, it is very important we recognize and pay homage to the history of this district,” said Carla Agostinelli, Executive Director of the West Loop Community Organization, in a press release. “It not only is our responsibility to celebrate the history of the district, but to also encourage the makers and small businesses to join us in the creation of the newest chapter of Fulton Market’s history.”

A ribbon cutting was held for the opening of the market in April, partially in honor of West Loop’s own Borris Powell, winner of the Oscars Designer Challenge in 2011.

“I think the Fulton Market Expo is long overdue, and I’m very excited for the West Loop community,” said Alderman Walter Burnett, in a press release. “I commend everyone who helped bring this event together.”

The Parker Fulton Market: Welcome Home

At The Parker, we embrace every opportunity to support local businesses, artisans and makers. To us, these people make up the foundation upon which our neighborhood is built. And for that, we are grateful.

Conveniently located within walking distance to many of the shops and restaurants that have revitalized a beautiful, historic area of the West Loop, The Parker offers only the best in luxury apartment living.

We feature beautiful studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with high-end finishes throughout, and amenities to spare.

For more information, or to schedule a tour of The Parker, call (312) 600-4250 or visit us online.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Fulton Market Expo

WHERE: Fulton Market, between Peoria and Green streets

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, June through October

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