Located in Chicago - On Grand Avenue between Ashland Ave & Western Avenue
This area, originally built as a manufacturing hub , has gained the attention of the interior design trade & the antique furniture community. Located just North of the Futon Industrial Corridor and a quick cab ride from the lakefront.
Shoppers and designers travel, from all over the United States, to visit these shops to source UNIQUE
Furniture and One-of-a-Kind objects. Shops feature handmade goods, architetural finds, antiques,
midcentury modern and new contemporary furniture. All of these shops showcase trends in todays interior design market place.
East Village and West Town has seen a resurgence in the housing market which has renewed attention
to the Grand Ave retail strip. You will see major canges to the face of Grand Avenue in the coming year.
Member organizations such as the CGNA ( Chicago/Grand Neighbors Association ) and the
ICNC (Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago) have taking a renewed interest in developing the area with the growth and development of Grand Avenue Design District.
A LITTLE HISTORY
One address, in the heart of theDistrict has a checkered past
Bombings In Chicago, Rockford Linked To Motorcycle Gang Merger
November 09, 1994|By Jerry Thomas, Tribune Staff Writer.
Chicago police were called to the Henchmen's clubhouse at 1734 W. Grand Ave, where a car parked in front of the two-story brick building was ripped apart by a large explosive device, said Jerry Singer, ATF's Chicago spokesman.The explosion damaged more than a half-dozen buildings in the vicinity and shook houses throughout the neighborhood."In my 17 years as an ATF agent, this is the largest explosion on a vehicle I have seen," Singer said. "The car was virtually disintegrated."
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