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Maxwell Street Market

Maxwell Street Market Review

A legendary outdoor bazaar that is part of the cultural landscape of the city, the Maxwell Street Market was closed by the city of Chicago amid much controversy in the 1990s. Soon after, it reopened in its current location as the New Maxwell Street Market, where it remains a popular spot, particularly for Latino immigrants, to buy and sell wares. The finds aren't so fabulous, but the atmosphere sure is fun, with live blues and stalls selling Mexican street food.

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  • Address: 800 S. Desplaines St., West Loop, Chicago, IL 60607 | Map It
  • Phone: 312/745–4676
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Sun. 7 am–3 pm
  • Location: West Loop
Updated: 06-12-2013

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