77th & State market area?
77th & State market area?
Posted by: Mr Downtown ()
Date: February 19, 2015 11:49AM

Several wholesale grocer operations on the east side of State St. around 77th make it look like that was once a wholesale market area, a bit like South Water Market—but perhaps more focused on prepackaged groceries than produce or meat. My best guess is that it primarily served independent "corner groceries" all over the old South Side, and that there were additional operations on the west side of State that were lost to the Dan Ryan Expwy.

Can anyone offer more information or memories?

Re: 77th & State market area?
Date: February 19, 2015 05:31PM

[b]I saw it a long time ago and it was a market but I don't remember how long ago.[/b]

Re: 77th & State market area?
Posted by: SWEDE ()
Date: February 20, 2015 12:28AM

I think Lilly White restaurant supply company was there at one time. I believe it was a block of wholesalers.

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