Monday, June 15, 2009

NeoCon World's Trade Fair has landed...

for today and the next two days, the Merchandise Mart in the River North area of Chicago, hosts NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, which is the National Show of Contract Furnishings. This show features the latest trends, products, and concepts in office, healthcare, hospitality, residential, institutional and government environments, all under the roof of our famous Merchandise Mart.

This entire River North area, along with parts of the Loop, go from normal workday busy....to complete chaos.

Here is a video that I shot this morning in what would normally be a-next-to-vacant lobby of the Merchandise Mart....

video

For many of my co-workers and fellow office building tenants...these three days are despised.

It makes the normally casual, let's grab some lunch at the Bull & Bear undoable...


Okay...then what about Lou Malnati's........


Uhhmmmm....not.

Try to find a cab...it is impossible unless your destination is to or from the Mart. (So Sorry, Hedy!)

But for me, with my quirky Susan Snippet's personality and passion for people watching...it is by far...three of my favorite days of the year to be traveling about Chicago.

Besides the continuous handouts on the street.....

I get to see, and possibly meet...some of the more than 50,000 trade people that will be attending...always with the potential for supplying Snippet blog fodder.

So for today and the next two days, I will, as always, be manned with the Snippet's camera, a smile, my normal inquisitiveness, a fondness for people watching and hopefully, be gathering some interesting fodder to blog about.

along with my city to tout

1 comment:

Hedy said...

Riding the El to lunch in the Loop today I saw the colorful semi trucks parked out front of the Mart and wondered what was up - thanks for the explanation. The scarcity of cabs will help with "My name is Hedy and it's been 7 days since my last cab ride." xoxo