The largest sidewalk sale in Chicago will be hitting the streets August 17th and 18th. Let your inner pen geek mingle, safely, outside of the Atlas Stationers store front from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) both days.
What will you find at the event? Well, for starters, dozens of vendors, thousands of products, and special promotions. If you have been following us on social media (@atlasstationers) you know the promotions and giveaways we’ve done in the past. I’m sure Brendan has been working on some surprises that you’ll hear more about as the event date nears.
The first thing everyone wants to know is, which vendors will be attending? This is our biggest year yet with the following confirmed brands attending...
Ferris Wheel Press, Yafa (Pineider, Diplomat, Delta, Conklin, Monteverde, Tibaldi, Maoira), Kenro (Esterbrook, Montegrappa, Aurora, Otto Hutt, ystudio), Luxury Brands (Benu, Platinum, Colorverse, Waldmann, Endless), Coles of London (S.T. Dupont & Visconti), Pelikan, Faber-Castell, Nahvalur , Pilot, CoraCreaCrafts
Atlas Stationers is located at 227 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60606. We will be hard to miss with dozens of vendors and tables set up outside.
This is the 36th Annual Sidewalk Sale and we couldn’t be more stoked to share this experience with all of you and further create history!
Why does a store start hosting a sidewalk sale? Well, for us, it was originally a way to clear out older merchandise in the weeks leading up to Halloween and Christmas. You know, making room for the candy corn and fa-la-la-la’s. What started out as a one-day event has grown to two full days because the people demanded it (and we needed to be sure that we could cover any situation Mother Nature threw our way).
If you stopped in during the early days, you probably remember seeing only Atlas employees. But, as things expanded, vendors and manufactures wanted to join in. Who doesn’t enjoy a family business hosting a party, I mean sale, in the Loop? Atlas is friendly and fun! So, by bringing in vendors, customers get the added benefit of having their products and special promotions onsite.
Any details or updates can be found at www.atlasstationers.com.
New to the 36th Annual Sidewalk Sale - Seminars! Spots are limited. Seminars will be hosted in-person during the Sidewalk Sale and you must be present to attend.
Lay of the Land
We know that many people will visit from outside Chicago, so here are a few things to help you navigate your time during our Sidewalk Sale.
Attractions: While you are in the neighborhood, take advantage of some of our iconic sites. There are boat tours on the River Walk; Wrigley Field is a few stops on the “L” train; Millennium Park and the Bean are within walking distance; and check out the Willis Tower Sky Deck for amazing views of the city.
Food: Chicago has some of the best restaurants, so you can’t go wrong with any food choice. Nearby spots for grub include Yolk, Monk’s, Pizzeria Portofino, and Beatnik on the River.
Transportation: As any resident knows, the city is great but driving and parking isn’t as much fun. We recommend a great pair of walking shoes and enough time to get around on foot. However, to speed up your journey (and to get back to the Sidewalk Sale for more shopping) some options for getting around without a car include using the Divvy bikes (https://www.divvybikes.com), taxis, or the Chicago Transit Authority (https://www.transitchicago.com). If you want to park nearby, the closest lot is located at 180 N. Franklin and is self park (https://www.iparkit.com/locations/lake-franklin-parking). Or, you can park on the street which has metered parking (https:www.parkchicago.com).
Lodging: As many of our fine customers will be traveling in for this year’s event, we do have some lodging recommendations that will provide a close commute to Atlas.
The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel (171 W. Randolph St.)
Situated at 171 N. Randolph St. in downtown Chicago, the Royal Sonesta Hotel is an exquisite haven of luxury and comfort. With its impeccable service, lavish accommodations, and a prime location near iconic landmarks, this hotel offers an unforgettable experience for both leisure and business travelers. From the moment guests step into the grand foyer, they are greeted by an atmosphere of elegance, accompanied by a friendly staff that ensures a smooth check-in process. The tastefully furnished rooms and suites provide a perfect blend of style and functionality, while the multiple dining options offer a culinary journey of local and international flavors. Its proximity to popular attractions and corporate offices further enhances its appeal, making it the ideal choice for a remarkable stay in downtown Chicago.
Hyatt Place Downtown Chicago – The Loop (28 N. Franklin St.)
The Hyatt Place Wolf Point offers a perfect blend of contemporary comfort and urban sophistication. With its prime location, this hotel provides easy access to renowned landmarks, cultural attractions, and is located in a thriving business district, otherwise known as the Loop! Upon arrival, guests are warmly welcomed by a dedicated team, ensuring a seamless check-in process. The well-appointed rooms feature modern amenities, spacious layouts, and stylish décor, creating a serene retreat amidst the city’s energy. Whether visiting for business or leisure, Hyatt Place Downtown Chicago – The Loop offers an exceptional stay that embodies the spirit of this captivating city.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel (1 W. Wacker Dr.)
Situated at 1 W. Wacker Dr. overlooking the iconic Chicago River, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel stands as a beacon of modern luxury and sophistication. With its prime location in the heart of the city, this hotel offers guests unparalleled access to renowned attractions, upscale shopping, and vibrant dining experiences. From the moment guests enter the stylishly designed lobby, they are enveloped in an atmosphere of elegance and warm hospitality. The well-appointed rooms and suites feature contemporary décor, plush bedding, and stunning views of the city. With an array of dining options ranging from table cuisine to craft cocktails at the rooftop bar, guests can indulge their senses in culinary delights. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel offers an exceptional stay that combines comfort, sophistication, and the vibrant energy of the Windy City.