The aroma of fresh bread, gourmet coffee and flowers will soon be tempting commuters who use the Olgilvie Transportation Center (OTC) and all those live and work in the West Loop when MetraMarket opens this fall along the rail station’s suburban concourse.
MetraMarket is a 100,000-foot retail development that will feature Chicago’s first year-round authentic French market. Located between Washington, Lake, Canal and Clinton streets, MetraMarket’s street-level shops and restaurants will link the Central Loop with the rapidly growing West Loop neighborhood.
The 15,000-square foot French market, which is the cornerstone of the development, will feature dozens of local vendors offering an array foods, including fresh produce, meats, cheeses and baked goods, as well as an assortment of prepared meals and a café area. It is slated to open this fall. In addition to the market, CVS, America’s largest pharmacy retailer, is scheduled to open at MetraMarket in September followed later this fall by the Italian café, Espression by Lavazza.
In conjunction with the construction of MetraMarket, a number of additional improvements are being made to OTC’s suburban concourse, including the installation of new energy-saving lights to brighten the area, renovation of the existing restrooms and creation of a new family restroom. The temporary barricade walls erected during construction will soon be dismantled and new electronic train schedule displays will be installed. Thank you to all the users of the suburban concourse for your patience and cooperation during the construction. For more information on the development, please visit www.metramarket.com