Steve fue publicado en “The Beachwood Reporter”. | Steve was published in “The Beachwood Reporter”.
The Maxwell Street Market Vendors Association Wants You To Like Them
By Steve Balkin
The New Maxwell Street Market, on Desplaines Avenue between Roosevelt and Polk, has been in decline for several years; fewer vendors and fewer shoppers.
Once the largest open-air market in Chicago, it had 1,200 vendors in 1994 in its original location. Now, on Desplaines, it has less than 100.
This has been caused by higher vendor fees; unnecessary expensive regulations, out of line with other outdoor markets in Chicagoland; city management unfriendly to the vendors; and city management disinterested in stemming the downward trend.
But the vendors have come to the rescue of the Market and formed the Maxwell Street Market Vendors Association….