About theMART

theMART (formerly The Merchandise Mart), located in the center of the sought-after River North submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago as an innovator in culture, art, business, fashion, media and more. As the largest privately held commercial building in the United States, it is one of the world’s leading commercial buildings, wholesale design centers and the preeminent international business location in Chicago. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 30,000 people each business day and nearly 10 million people annually. Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and showrooms, theMART serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers, and recently has become home to Chicago’s most creative and technologically innovative companies including Motorola Mobility, 1871, Yelp, PayPal and MATTER, as well as Fortune 500 companies Conagra, Allstate, Kellogg, Beam Suntory, and Grainger.

theMART was awarded LEED Silver Certification in 2007 and LEED Gold Certification in 2013 and in 2018.


theMART (Office of the Building)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 470
Chicago, IL 60654

General Information

800.677.MART (800.677.6278)

Show and Events Hotline

800.678.MART (800.678.6278)

Emergency/Security Information



Design Center Showrooms

Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LuxeHome® Boutiques

Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m


theMART is walking distance from the Metra stations and moments from the Ohio Street ramp of 90/94. This prime location in the center of the city is accessible to designers and buyers from near and far, as well as people who work in or pass through the building on a daily basis.

Get Directions

The building is easily accessible 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

More than 5,000 parking spaces are located within a four-block radius of theMART, including the MartParcWells garage, located at the corner of Kinzie and Wells Streets, and MartParc Orleans, located at the corner of Orleans and Hubbard Streets. Tenants or other persons looking for parking information should contact the Parking Office at 312.347.3515.

Mart Parc Wells
Mart Parc Orleans
Parking Discount


The Design Center is the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design. With more than 125 showrooms and 1000s of lines under one roof, you’ll discover luxury furniture, fabrics, lighting, flooring and rugs, wallcoverings, accessories, art, and much more. In addition to providing the ultimate resource for design professionals and discerning consumers, the Design Center also offers ideas and year-round inspiration through programs, events and educational seminars. Showrooms are open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm on floors 6, 14, 15 & 16. For information on events or our Designer-on-Call program, call 312-527-7054, visit designcenter.com or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.


Walk right in and shop. LuxeHome showcases more than 30 premier boutiques covering 100,000-plus square feet of space and featuring world-renowned brands in the kitchen, bath and building products industry under one roof. Located on the first floor of theMART, LuxeHome is the ultimate retail shopping experience for homeowners and trade professionals looking for the best the industry has to offer in appliances, bath, cabinetry, custom window treatments, flooring, hardware, kitchen, paint, stone, tile, windows and much more. With styles ranging from modern European to classic American to traditional English, the extensive lineup of manufacturers and designers available at LuxeHome can assist with all phases of any design project. The Design Resource Center, located in Suite 163, houses the dedicated LuxeHome Concierge available six days a week. Call 312.527.7939 for more information. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit luxehome.com for more information, including new boutiques and special events.


Floors 3, 10 and 11 are devoted to contract furnishings showrooms. The contract furnishings floors feature the largest collection of fabric, floor coverings, furnishings and wall coverings for commercial interiors including health care, hospitality, institutional, office and retail. For information on NeoCon, the contract industry’s pinnacle event, visit neocon.com.