5 Things You Didn’t Know About Historic Jewelers Row
Located on Wabash Avenue between Washington and Monroe St., Jewelers Row has been a Chicago Loop gem since 1872. This historic district is home to hundreds of jewelers from around the world. Whether you are looking to buy an engagement ring or just “wow” your loved ones this holiday season, Jewelers Row is a must!
1: The historic district was declared a Chicago landmark on July 9, 2003. While shopping, take a look at the unique architecture on Wabash Ave., where some of Chicago’s famous architects have left their mark.
2: Al Capone made a few purchases within the walls of the historic Mallers Building on Jewelers Row.
3: The Jewelers Center at 5 South Wabash is home to more than 190 jewelers representing 33 countries in fine jewelry making; this is the largest inventory of jewelry in the Midwest!
4: One of the best kept secrets in the Loop is Oasis Café, inside the Jewelers Center. This tiny eatery has some of the best falafel in the city.
5: Jewelers Row hasn’t always been on Wabash Avenue. Originally on Lake Street, it wasn’t until the 1870’s, after the Great Chicago Fire, that a majority of Jewelers relocated.