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“Bryn Mawrket” will see young artists, stylists and entrepreneurs take control of Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Avenue on Friday.

EDGEWATER – A new pop-up market celebrating young artists and entrepreneurs will take control of Bryn Mawr Avenue in Edgewater on Friday, seeking to help revitalize a pandemic-battered business district.

Bryn Mawrket will run from 1pm to 9pm Friday on Bryn Mawr Avenue between Broadway and Sheridan Road. The event will see over 40 young artists, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations settling on the sidewalk and in empty shop windows, selling their wares and performing for the crowd.

The types of businesses that will appear on Bryn Mawr Friday include fashion designers, vintage clothing retailers, painters, dancers and musicians. Bryn Mawr Avenue will not be closed during the event.

The historic Bryn Mawr business district has been reeling from the loss of anchor business, including Italian restaurant Francesca’s and popular Nookies restaurant. He lost other businesses, including Bryn Mawr Jewelry Co. and Mama K’s Cafe.

Neighbors also recently attended a community meeting with Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) on ways to increase security and fight crime on Bryn Mawr Avenue.

The event Bryn Mawrket is looking to help revitalize the corridor and bring it back to some of its mid-century glory, when it was visited by the likes of celebrities and politicians, said Graema Phillips, organizer of the event.

“Bryn Mawr was once one of Chicago’s most vibrant cultural epicenters,” Phillips said in a statement. “As a young man [residents]we are taking on the responsibility of revitalizing this historic neighborhood by partnering with young business owners and community leaders to help “recycle” Bryn Mawr. “

Bryn Mawrket is produced by the Osterman office, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Agora, a non-profit organization that promotes young artists, and GetFlea, a group that helps young designers get into the industry.

The event is free and open to the public.

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