Technology / Infrastructure
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Commercial office space at The Merchandise Mart offers a highly-coveted business location, unique, spacious floor plans, proven amenities, leading-edge technology and responsive on-site management. Time and again, The Merchandise Mart has been the first choice of innovative technology companies, creative advertising firms, financial institutions and high-quality government agencies.
Employees flourish and businesses thrive where they find balance. The Merchandise Mart’s amenity-rich complex offers convenience that not only serves your business, but your employees’ day-to-day living. From professional to personal, there is a full range of time saving services to make everyone’s day easier and more productive.
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – A business-class hotel with 353 rooms, restaurants and conference facilities is located in the building next door to the Mart at 350 West Mart Center
Nick’s Fishmarket Grill & Bar - A full-service restaurant featuring a menu of shareable starters, creative flat breads and daily fresh fish selections, perfect for lunch, dinner, or happy hour cocktails
Events+Spaces – An impressive collection of adaptable venues including lobbies, conference rooms and showrooms that you can reserve for your next exhibition, meeting or event
Dozens of full-time MMPI security employees monitor the complex around the clock
A large, private Wi-fi network, spanning three blocks and one million square feet
Shops, Restaurants and Services
Beauty Services & Products
Books, Cards & Newspapers
Food Specialties & Restaurants
Wine & Spirits
Located on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart. The Club Room may be used by any tenant in the building and can hold 80 people. Accommodations for catering are available in this room. To reserve this Club Room, please contact: Nora Morales at 312.527.7977
Conference rooms on floors 7 and 8
Two rooms located on floors 7 and 8 of The Merchandise Mart. Each room holds 25 people. To reserve a conference room, please contact: Nora Morales at 312.527.7977
The Merchandise Mart is an icon of timeless prestige whose interior continuously evolves to offer tenants the most advanced systems in technology, telecommunications, fire and life safety, air quality, security and power.
Power is provided by 17 Commonwealth Edison feeders stemming from three separate substations. The Merchandise Mart has a Thermal Chicago (Exelon) chilled water cooling system with onsite production, including 3,600 tons of additional onsite chilling capacity. A dedicated condenser water system provides supplemental cooling needs. And, to optimize energy use and minimize operating expenses, we connect each tenant to a web-based energy management system.
The Merchandise Mart features a fiber optic backbone, two fiber optic risers, Wi-fi technology on floors 1 and 2, providing telecommunications and XO dark fiber to Net Pop via the train tunnel.
The Merchandise Mart has 38 passenger and eight freight elevators and feature Lobby Vision, an integrated control center at The Security Desk. Elevators may also be programmed by floor, allowing and providing tight security for you and your clients.
Fire and Life Safety
The Merchandise Mart features a Simplex Fire and Life Safety system. The building is fully sprinklered and holds three 25,000-gallon tanks for back up.
Dozens of proprietary security employees utilize a PPM 2000 Web-based security system. All locked stairwells are capable of being electronically unlocked by The Chicago Fire Department from a Fire Command Center at The Merchandise Mart.
One of the reasons so many creatively driven companies flock to The Merchandise Mart is our large floor plans and great views. They offer lots of opportunity to express every type of corporate personality. We can customize the space to give you exactly the environment you want.
The Merchandise Mart's commitment to environmental sustainability spans several decades of dedication, research and hard work, including achievement of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification in 2007. The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard developed by the United States Green Building Council for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The Merchandise Mart is currently undergoing re-certification and continues to work with its commercial tenants to make sustainability an ongoing priority.
The Merchandise Mart is owned by one of the largest and most respected real estate companies in the country, Vornado Realty Trust, and enjoys the full commitment of Vornado’s extensive capital backing. These vast, dependable resources are frequently the deciding factor for businesses seeking space at The Merchandise Mart.
Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.’s influence is visible in everything from the meticulous physical upkeep of the building to superior property management. The Mart’s on-site staff of more than 250 full-time skilled professionals brings a combined 3,000 years of experience managing and serving these buildings. They are at your service 24/7 with the click of a computer screen icon connected wirelessly to our system.
The world comes and goes effortlessly every day at The Merchandise Mart. El trains, buses and taxis stop at our doorstep. We're walking distance from the Metra stations and moments from the Ohio Street ramp of 90/94. A variety of parking facilities are just steps away. Renowned restaurants and shops are within walking distance as well as within The Mart itself. This prime location in the center of the city is accessible to all downtown business districts—and both airports.
The building is easily accessible to your employees, clients and partners through the following travel options:
- CTA bus stops
- CTA elevated train “L” stop on the second floor
- Taxi stand on the South Drive
- Walking distance to Ogilvy and Union Stations
- Quick, easy driving access to major expressways
- 6,000 parking spaces within walking distance