We recognize that some of you are indifferent to proximity to grocery stores because you do most of your shopping online via Peapod, or rely on Whole Foods’ personal shopper / delivery service – or eat out or order in for almost all of your meals.
If convenient grocery shopping is a high priority for you, the “best” South Loop apartment tower may depend on your preferred shopping venue.
There are also several convenience stores in the immediate area, including one in the building at Sky55.
This video tour of a Mariano’s store with pastry chef Sarah Jordan is a good glimpse into why the chain has been generating a lot of buzz. The building closest to the new South Loop Mariano’s on Clark St, 1401 South State, also has decent proximity to Jewel, Trader Joe’s and Target.
If you disagree with our selections, chime in with a comment.
You’ll find links to our objective, visually-rich apartment reviews of South Loop buildings and links to near real-time availability checks for most of them, at our at-a-glance list, and some tips and advice at our Guide to renting in the South Loop.
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