Friday, June 9, 2017

Due Date For Gerber Building Bids, Reminder Of Chicago Market Pop-Up Saturday

Today was the last day for interested parties to submit their bids to become the master lessee of the retail space in the Gerber Building. Hopefully we will learn soon who is selected. The criteria set forth by CTA for a successful bid are:
  • Unique opportunity for to reach the 1.9 million annual riders at the Wilson station, as well as the residents and visitors of the dynamic Uptown neighborhood.
  • CTA is seeking a partner with the business experience and financial capacity to develop and operate the Gerber Building space, as well as a concept that complements the Uptown neighborhood and the investment that CTA is making in the Wilson station.
  • CTA will consider a Master Lease Agreement for an initial term up to 20 years.
  • Gerber building will have new roof and open floor plan after CTA renovation.
  • Space availability is anticipated in January 2018.
So far the only bidder we know about is Chicago Market. Interested in what they're about? Come to their Pop-Up Market Saturday at Truman College, 1145 West Wilson, between 2-4pm. There will be entertainment, community groups, and vendors to help you supply your summer BBQ:
  • Mint Creek Farm - Sustainably raised meat and eggs
  • Laird Farms - Responsibly raised poultry, eggs, pet treats, micro greens
  • Broad Shoulder BBQ -  BBQ sauce
  • Niloofar - Persian Trail mix
  • BrĂ¼ Coffee Works - Seasonal single origin coffees from all over the world
  • Lena Rose - Skincare, lifestyle and bath and body products for the conscious consumer
  • Organic Bread of Heaven - Certified organic bread, hamburger and hot dog buns 
  • Meliora Cleaning Products - Locally produced environmentally friendly low-packaging cleaning products
  • Sitka Salmon Shares - Wild-caught Alaskan seafood, vacuum sealed and blast frozen
  • Hidden Hive Flowers - Organically grown farm fresh flowers
Click here to RSVP and for more information.

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