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West Loop Market Opens On Madison Street At Former Pinot’s Palette

The mini-grocery mart and deli carries dry goods, frozen foods, toiletries and a wide selection of wines and craft beers.

Rick Bader, co- owner of the market, hopes to offer neighbors a convenient alternative to big box grocery stores.
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WEST LOOP — A new mini-grocery market and deli is now open on Madison Street in the West Loop. 

West Loop Market, which opened Nov. 16 at 1222 W. Madison St., replaces the former Pinot’s Palette. Co-owner Rick Bader said the shop aims to be a convenient alternative to the big-box grocery stores in the neighborhood.

The 2,300-square-foot shop features a deli and also sells dry goods, frozen foods, toiletries, cleaning products and diverse selection of wines and craft beers.

West Loop Market also offers Intelligensia coffee and a deli counter serving made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner sandwiches and wraps, Bader said.

“We cut the meat as you place your order,” Bader said. 

The shop also offers grab-and-go pre-made sandwiches, pre-made salads and a soup of the day, he said.

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The deli counter at West Loop Market.

Since opening, Bader said the shop has been well-received from residents.

“There’s nothing like that around here,” neighbor Maria Derbun said, who lives nearby. 

Customers may notice West Loop Market looks like the South Loop Market stores. That’s because South Loop Market owners advised Bader and his partners ahead of West Loop Market’s opening, but they do not own or operate West Loop Market.

West Loop Market is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

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West Loop Market is now open at 1222 W. Madison Street.
Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
West Loop Market is now open at 1222 W. Madison Street.
Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
Wine selection at West Loop Market
Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

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