River North is the go-to area for those that love art and design - It’s a stylish, urban neighborhood bordering the Magnificent Mile. And for the people that appreciate a fine wine and dine, the district continues to fill with late night energy.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s, dormant factories and industrial warehouses began to transform into work spaces and studios for artists and entrepreneurs. Later an outburst of new business began to follow, making River North a hub for creatives and entertainers. At the center of the area is the impressive Merchandise Mart, an endless showroom filled with furniture, design wholesalers, and more. Surrounding the Merchandise mart are stunning galleries, home shops and antique stores.
By nighttime, River North shifts into high gear. The restaurant scene is constantly alive with everything from noodles and spanish meals to luxurious steakhouses and famous pizzerias. Any type of cuisine you’re craving you can find in the mix of award-winning restaurants that fills the areas. And when you’re ready for some after hours fun, you’ll find a variety of trendy clubs and upscale wine bars to enjoy.