Merchandise Mart Relocates Center
Chicago Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., based here, has announced plans for the expansion and relocation of its Kitchen, Bath & Building Design Center. The move will provide increased visibility for its manufacturers, Merchandise Mart officials noted. The Center, which will be relocating from its current 13th floor location to a new 70,000-sq.-ft., first-floor location, will host a grand opening ceremony planned for early September 2003, with an official opening date of September 17, according to Katherine Flaherty, v.p./building and special projects for Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
Set to open to the public for the first time with this move, the
Center will showcase more than 25 luxury boutique showrooms, from
manufacturers such as Waterworks, Poggenpohl, Poliform, Wood-Mode,
Clive Christian, Hastings Tile & Il Bagno Collection and
Snaidero, Flaherty noted.