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  • Meatloaf Bakery

    Opened in 2008 by comfort food chef Cynthia Kallile, this unusual Lakeview bakery delights diners with an assortment of savory cupcakes made with d... More
  • Mercury Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline

    Started in the 1930’s and now the city’s oldest continually operating tour boat company, Mercury is all about fun, laid-back sightseeing. No reserv... More
  • Merz Apothecary

    Established by pharmacist Peter Merz in 1875, this old-fashioned apothecary has been serving Chicago natives for more than a century. The flagship ... More
  • Metropolis Coffee Company

    Founded in 2003 by the father and son duo of Jeff and Tony Dreyfuss, Metropolis is a small-batch artisan coffee roaster operating out of a 1950's l... More
  • Millennium Park

    Since opening in 2004, the 24.5-acre Millennium Park has become a Chicago staple that lures renowned artists, architects, and musicians. Highlights... More
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Add some color to an afternoon in Chicago with a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the largest contemporary art museums in the countr... More
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    Museum of Science & Industry

    Spread across roughly 14 acres, Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry is one of the world’s largest museums, with more than 35,000 artifacts displ... More
  • Music Box Theatre

    In Lakeview off Southport Avenue, bright red lights illuminate the sign above an old-fashioned marquee at this retro theater. Completed in 1929 whe... More
  • O'Gara & Wilson, Ltd.

    Billed as Chicago’s oldest used bookstore, O’Gara & Wilson has been a preferred spot for South Side booklovers since it first opened back in 1882. ... More
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  • Orange Skin

    Established by two architects in 2001, Orange Skin is dedicated to providing American customers with access to modern international design. As such... More
  • Oriental Institute

    Part of the University of Chicago, the Oriental Institute is both a research organization and a museum dedicated to the ancient Near East. Founded ... More
  • p.45

    One of the first fashion boutiques in Bucktown, p.45 was founded by Tricia Tunstall and Jessica Darrow in 1997. Since the day it opened, the shop h... More
  • P.O.S.H.

    Proprietor Karl Sorensen travels to Europe and South America three times a year to bring back rare finds for his home and tableware shop. Whether i... More
  • Pagoda Red

    Inspired by her time spent living in Beijing, design enthusiast Betsy Nathan opened Pagoda Red in 1997 to sell 19th-century Chinese furniture and d... More

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