Streeterville Week

Cellist Nurlan Zhetiru performs Nov. 14 at Ogden Plaza as part of a kick-off event for Chicago Star Media’s inaugural Streeterville Week celebration.

Residents rallied behind their neighborhood businesses at the inaugural Streeterville Week celebration held Nov. 13-22, a new event designed to raise Chicagoans’ spirits and bring the downtown community together.

The 10-day event, presented by Chicago Star Media in partnership with more than two dozen local businesses, encouraged Chicagoans to shop locally and support local artists and the many restaurants, hotels, fitness centers and other businesses that make up the heart of Streeterville.

Participating businesses offered premium sales and discounts throughout the week, including limited-time special menus, and the event was covered by several area media outlets, including NBC 5 Chicago and FOX 32 Chicago.

A lively kick-off ceremony hosted by Marley Kayden of WGN-TV’s “Chicago’s Best” on Nov. 14 brought a dose of cheer to the occasion. The event, held at Ogden Plaza, featured music from a number of Chicago performers: singer Andrew David, known for his cover of “Hallelujah” in the city’s empty streets this spring; saxophonist Derrick Tate, cellist Nurlan Zhetiru; singer Camila Isabel, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Jaden Berkman on guitar; and Vikram Konkimalla, who plays Tiny Tim in the Goodman Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Visitors enjoyed the performances while collecting freebies such as bouquets from City Scents Floral & Home and gift certificates to Robert’s Pizza & Dough Company.

Participating Streeterville Week businesses included Pinched on the River, Renew U Medispa, North Michigan Ave Chiropractic, Amazing Lash Studio, Labriola, Tallboy Taco, Anna George Salon & Spa, Robert’s Pizza & Dough Company, Francesca’s at Chestnut, Pinstripes, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Sweet Mandy B’s, Beatrix, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Carr Workplaces, RUNAWAY Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness, Loews Hotel Chicago, MagMile CrossFit, Pure Barre, Garrett Popcorn Shops, Rosebud Steakhouse, Saigon Sisters, Aloft Chicago Mag Mile Hotel. City Scents Floral & Home, The Mid-America Club, Volare Ristorante Italiano, GoodVets Streeterville and Cupitol Coffee & Eatery.

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