Time Out Market is coming to Chicago

Posted at 6:56 am December 11, 2017

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The food and cultural market is set to open in 2019 in the Fulton Market District


A new hotspot for food and culture lovers is coming to Chicago: Time Out Market is set to open in 2019 at 916 W Fulton Market.

Time Out Market Chicago will bring the best of the city together under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. Time Out Market is part of Time Out Group, the global media and entertainment business.

At Time Out Market Chicago, visitors will get to taste food from the city’s top chefs and best restaurateurs, sip cocktails from award-winning mixologists and see stunning works of art by Chicago’s rising talents. Set within a stand-alone brick building, Time Out Market Chicago will showcase across nearly 50,000 sq ft a curated mix of 16 food offerings and three bars, as well as a demonstration kitchen and a retail area. The offer is spread across three floors, featuring the market space indoors and outdoors, an event venue, a viewing and entertainment platform with bleacher seating and the first Time Out Market rooftop, and numbering almost 600 seats.

With its location in the Fulton Market District, Time Out Market will be at the heart of a thriving neighborhood with its popular restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and hotels as well as offices occupied by some of the world’s leading companies.

With a focus on supporting local businesses, a close connection with the city is at the heart of the Time Out Market philosophy. As with its existing location in Lisbon, it is expected that the Chicago site will bring significant employment and broader benefits to the area.

Time Out Market Lisbon, which opened in 2014, has been highly successful with 3.1 million visitors in 2016 and is popular with locals and visitors alike; it offers the very best of Lisbon with 26 restaurants, six kiosks, eight bars and cafes, five shops as well as a cooking academy. Time Out Market Lisbon is now the city’s top attraction, thanks to the high quality fine dining and cultural experiences it makes available and accessible to all.

Following the success of the Company’s flagship market in Lisbon, Time Out Market is set to open in Miami in 2018 and in Boston in 2019; Chicago will be the third location in the U.S.

Julio Bruno, CEO of Time Out Group plc, stated:

“We are very pleased to bring a truly magnificent Time Out Market to Chicago. It is a city that we know very well and where the Time Out brand is hugely popular; our website is getting millions of page views each month and our Time Out Chicago magazine has been loved and trusted since 2005.

“The strength of the Time Out brand in Chicago combined with the city’s fantastic food and cultural scene make this a great location for a new Time Out Market and as a past Chicagoan myself I am very excited to see it happen. We now have a roster of Time Out Market openings in some of the most exciting cities around the world and we are looking forward to them continuing the success story we started with Time Out Market Lisbon.”

Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market, commented:

“Time Out Market is not only a reflection of a city’s best culinary and cultural highlights but also of the city itself, its soul and history. That is why our new site in Chicago is such a wonderful fit – an authentic brick building right in the heart of the city’s historic food trade center and popular foodie destination, with a view of the incredible skyline from the rooftop. This is a very vibrant neighborhood, attracting locals and visitors to the city who love to enjoy the good things in life.

“Chicagoans have a real appetite for unique culinary experiences and Chicago is home to many established and amazing restaurants that continue to thrive, but it is also a launching pad for new chefs who want to shake things up and experiment. The restaurant scene is so outstanding and that is why the 50,000 sq ft Time Out Market will be an incredible showcase of the very best of the city.” 

Time Out Market is a business division of Time Out Group plc (AIM: TMO), the global media and entertainment business with a presence in 108 cities in 39 countries and a global monthly audience reach of 242 million. Timeout.com’s worldwide reach includes a massive online presence, mobile applications, social media channels, city magazines, guides, Live Events and more.