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Storefront at the Heart of Bridgeport
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
750 sqft of Creative Space/Storefront at the heart of Bridgeport. Directly across the street from Bridgeport Coffee and Maria's. Huge basement space for storage. The space comes with a full bathroom and central heat and AC. Bring your ideas over!
Creative and colorful artistic setting
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Studio is located at workshop4200 in the heart of Hermosa in Chicago. The space is in the center of the gallery. Perfect for a photo shoot, to host a paint and sip, small gathering or meeting in a creative environment.
Open Air Patio, seating for 16, renovated kitchen
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
How unique and memorable your event will be! Quaint and cozy 500 square feet open air patio, located at the back of my vintage menswear shop on North Avenue between Rockwell St. & Maplewood St. in Humboldt Park. You will find ample parking and easy access via the Redline train & Rt. 72 bus, or walk from the Blueline Western train stop. The amazing 606 Bloomingdale Trail runs parallel to North Avenue, 2 blocks north. You will also find all you need for your event nearby! Walgreens, a liquor store and Cermak Produce grocery store are mere blocks away. (*don't forget lots of ice!) This space would be great for a small dinner party (sit down max 16), reception, micro-wedding, presentation or photo shoot. Our maximum guest is 25 people. For a nominal fee via our Add-on package, we make available for your use: 3 x 6' tables 1 x 5' round table 1 x 4' table Table linens (white, green, red, burgundy, navy, black) Table runner in gold or silver sequins, baby blue and pink (for baby showers) Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons) Serving utensils including tongs White dinner plates Silver or gold chargers Serving bowls, trays, platters, and cake stand Large tub for ice Ice bucket Clear glass desert plates Clear glass wine goblets and champagne flutes Glass vases (variety) JBL Extreme WIFI bluetooth speaker, tablet 10 x 10 pop up tent 20 folding white chairs 4 benches (flanking the walls, can be moved or removed) *See our "Add-on" package! *due to insurance requirements, ALL TIME on the patio needs to be under contract. We suggest adding and extra 30 minutes for setup time and an extra 30 minutes for tear down. Any physical time must be under contract for insurance purposes. *the latest we can book the space would be 12 midnight. There are residents in the building and we cannot intrude upon their comfort. Feel free to stop by and view the space and see if it will meet your needs. Our general hours are from 12-7p.m. Wed-Sat and 12-5 Sun.
Cozy and Eclectic Bookstore in Chicago
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Two-storey shop. Brick-walled street-level floor with tin ceiling with amazing patterns. Large washroom. Furnished basement. Inside are shelves of tens of thousands of categorized books, sheet music, CDs and DVDs. We also have comfortable reading areas. Light fixtures that provides a wonderful glow to the place. Rugs on the wooden floor (2nd floor) that gives that homy, inviting vibe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Retail locations are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 199 Retail locations available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $82 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Retail locations in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $140.
Which Retail locations are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2022?
How do I book a Chicago location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Chicago

Chicago, otherwise known as the Windy City, is one of the largest cities in America and can be found in the state of Illinois upon the shoreline of one of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan. The irony is that the biggest city on Lake Michigan is not in fact, in the state of Michigan, has seemingly not kept the hundreds of thousands of visitors away each year.

Famed for historic gangsters like Al Capone, well-beloved franchises like the Chicago Cubs baseball team, and delicious, life-affirming deep-dish pizza pies, there is a lot about this famous city that you probably already know. But before you choose a retail location in Chicago, you should get more information that may help.

Retail Location Options

It can be so exciting opening up a new Chicago retail location, but there are certain things that you need to think about. You do not have to do it all anyway, because there are a ton of local experts in the field who can help you.

  • Storage
    If you are opening a store or outlet, you are going to need a lot of storage for all your amazing inventory. This storage not only has to be functional and sturdy but also aesthetically pleasing for the customer and adaptable for when you want to rotate your stock around.

  • Parking
    This is necessary not only for your customers to be able to visit you (unless you are in a pedestrianized area) but also for your employees to get into work and for you to be able to accept deliveries. Ideally, around the back of your store away from prying eyes.

  • Lighting
    Even though Hollister might not agree, if you can’t actually see the stock, you are probably unlikely to buy it. Lighting is massively important for creating an experience for your customers - avoid strip fluorescent lighting if you want your customers to look good!

Retail Location Companies in Chicago

You have got enough on your plate opening up a new retail location in Chicago. No need to sweat the small stuff like décor and AV equipment. Just let the pros handle this.

  • ProGear Rentals
    If you need any kind of audiovisual equipment to make your new Chicago retail location sing, the guys at ProGear have you covered. From cables to hook up your tills and WiFi to speakers for your favorite playlists and lighting - they have got it all.

  • Tablescapes
    When you are looking for gorgeous aesthetics, you do not have to look any further than Tablescapes. Whatever your style or the vibe you are trying to create for your customers, Tablescapes will have something to suit, or you can check out their latest guest designers for more inspiration.

  • House of Rentals
    House of Rentals has pretty much everything an event rental place could have. Importantly for retail, they sell a lot of lightly used equipment for cheap, including some professional-level heaters which you will definitely need in Chicago’s famous winters.

Pros and Cons of Retail Locations in Chicago

Although Chicago is pretty great, it is important to consider both the pros and the cons. Take the time to check out the advantages and disadvantages of having a retail location in Chicago.


  • Diversity
    Chicago is a huge melting pot when it comes to diversity. This shows itself in the city’s diverse culture, the languages you hear, the food you can smell, and the amazing people you meet on a daily basis.

  • Food
    Speaking of food, contrary to popular belief, Chicago is not just all delicious hot dogs and miles and miles of deep-dish pizza - although they are both widely available. There is a big foodie scene emerging with 24 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city.

  • Landlocked beaches
    Who would think this far from the coast you would still be able to take advantage of miles and miles of beaches? Thanks to the sheer size of Lake Michigan, there are plenty of stretches of sand to enjoy in the summertime.

  • History
    It is no secret that Chicago has had a storied past. If you just look up you will see it all around you in the beautiful architecture, museums, and galleries that can be found all around the city.


  • Snow
    It will come as no surprise to a lot of locals that snow is top of this list. The winters in Chicago can be absolutely brutal and if you are not used to dealing with it, well then it can actually get dangerous.

  • Traffic
    As with a lot of major cities, Chicago has a big problem with traffic, particularly around rush hour times heading in and out of the center. With a lot of people traveling in from the suburbs, gridlock is common.

  • Crime
    Unfortunately, being such a big city with a large population, there is an issue with crime in Chicago. Although it is not as bad as when Al Capone was around, it is still a good idea to be sensible and alert.

  • Poverty
    Again, with the size of the city, there is quite a large amount of poverty - actually over the national average. In some neighborhoods, the poverty rates can reach up to 60%, which is staggering.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Wrigley Field
    As the second oldest ballpark in the whole of the US, Wrigley Field is a must-visit for any fan of America’s favorite pastime. It is home to the Chicago Cubs, so while you are there maybe you could catch a game or take a tour of the historic stadium. Sometimes, they hold concerts and other events as well.

  • Lincoln Park
    If you are looking to escape the chaos of the city, why not head down to the shoreline of Lake Michigan and take in the six-mile-long Lincoln Park? The park boasts over 1,200 acres to explore including some attractions. It is Chicago’s largest city park and is home to a zoo, a museum, a conservatory, and more.

  • Willis Tower SkyDeck
    Once the highest building in the world (then called the Sears Tower), the Willis Tower is an icon of the Chicago skyline. Take the elevator up to the beautiful SkyDeck and take in the city below you. If you are very brave, you can get out on The Ledge, which lets you step into a glass box where you can see the city right under your feet.