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Attention all you city dwellers! Want to go to a really cool, vintage flea market without having to trek out to the boonies? Well, you are in luck. Just head on over to the Randolph St Market located in the West Loop. I went on a beautiful, chilly, fall day last year and it was laid out both inside (Plumbers Hall – 1341 W Randolph) & outside. I took the Metra to Ogilvie and met my friends coming in from the suburbs.
If you haven’t been to the French Market located in Ogilvie train station yet you should put it on your list. It has many local restaurants, a couple of places to have adult beverages, music, happy hours & lots of deliciousness. I often meet friends here for lunch during the week and pick up dinner on the way home from the office. My Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park route starts here as well. (www.ToursByLocals.com – search for Mimi in Chicago).
I found many quirky & interesting things to peruse right here in the city. I’m still dreaming about a certain pair of lovely vintage pants. Luckily, they occur monthly and there is one coming up on October 26/27 that I may just have to attend.
They have music, food, & drinks to enjoy at the market. But you are also close to Randolph Row which offers a variety of food options. Not sure about you, but exploring makes me hungry!
Check the Randolph St Market website for directions, parking (free when the market is indoors) & other details. Have fun! I would love for you to leave a comment below if you end up going.
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