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Wells St. Market Food Hall Is Closing Indefinitely This Friday

By Colby Smith

Wells St. Market Food Hall Is Closing Indefinitely This Friday

The market had reopened in July after closing in March.

Two months after Wells Street Market reopened after its initial state-mandated closure, the market in the Loop is officially calling it quits. This Friday, September 18, from noon – 7 pm, will be the market’s last day in operation. [Featured image: @wsmchicago]

On July 6, Wells Street Market reopened — with four of its nine restaurants in operation — to the public; it was the first food hall to do so following the initial months of the pandemic. As such, the market implemented a number of safety measures and regulations including increased sanitation, shields at cashier stations, and social distancing markers. Despite these new measures, and reopening its businesses, the market is closing.

“From all of us at the Wells Street Market, it has been an honor and a joy to serve Chicagoans every day,” said the company in a release.

Wells Street Market has hosted eight retailers, including: FARE, Firecakes, Fry the Coop, Grand Central Bar, Grand Central Burger, Piggie Smalls, Tabo Sushi, and Tempest Market.

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For its last week, the market is offering a number of specials during its regular businesses hours from noon to 7 pm until it closes on Friday. This week, you can find daily drink deals at Grand Central Bar, as well as discounts on bottles of liquor. On Friday, Fry the Coop will be dishing out free sandwiches, fries, and drinks from 11 am – 3 pm.

“It is still unclear what the future will hold for the Wells Street Market, but we hope for the possibility of reopening one day when life goes back to some sense of normalcy,” the company said in the press release.

See also: Broadway Street Expanded For Outdoor Patio Dining