River North is a neighborhood within the Near North Side community area of Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Avenue, Chicago Avenue, and the Chicago River. This area houses many art galleries, boutiques, antique stores and furniture dealers. It has frequent art fairs and gallery walks.
River North houses the headquarters for The Wrigley Company, based in the Wrigley Building. Other companies with office space or facilities in the area include the Tribune Company in the Tribune Tower, Potbelly Sandwich Works headquartered in the Merchandise Mart complex and Google’s Chicago offices are in the Dearborn Plaza building. Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, tourism, telecommunications, and transportation.
Entertainment And Dining Out
River North is a great place to just walk around and explore. There are amazing restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and nightclubs that could keep you entertained for a long time. Two of the city’s most popular restaurants are owned by celebrity chef Rick Bayless. These are the Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. Other restaurants in the area include ‘Bake for Me’ with its ever tempting breakfast and lunch options.
The nearest major airport to River North is Chicago Midway International Airport and it is located only 9 miles from Chicago’s center. Another major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport offering international and domestic flights. As part of its public transportation network the city has metro, bus, and train services, along with trolleys and ferries providing additional links. Chicago’s Union Station acts as the hub of Amtrak’s Midwestern routes, making Chicago one of the most convenient U.S. cities to visit by train. In River North the specific service is: El: Brown Line to Chicago Ave., Bus: 66.