Facts About West Loop
West Loop is a sheer paradise for food lovers. It is home to Restaurant Row along Randolph Street which has some of the best and finest food joints in the city. It is also home to Greektown where there are the best traditional delis, bakeries and restaurants.
Here are some more interesting facts about West Loop:
- West Loop houses the National Hellenic Museum, the second-oldest institution in America revolving around Greek culture.
- Fulton Market is a hip zone with bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries.
- Randolph Street Market is a great place to find antiques and vintage gear.
- Greek natives started settling here in the 1840s and Greektown today has traditional food, museums and other attractions. The 33-storied Arkadia Tower is one of them.
- Randolph Street was once the site of a major protest in 1886 by labour reformers. The Haymarket Riot influenced the U.S. labour movement and has been commemorated worldwide.
- Mary Bartelme Park is designed by architect Ernest Wong and takes its name from the first woman judge of the State.
- Oprah Winfrey filmed her iconic show for 25 years at the Harpo Studio nearby.
Weather in West Loop
West Loop offers warm and wet summers along with freezing winters. The best time to visit is between mid-June and mid-September.