Water Tower Place Features More Than 100 Stores

Chicago Water Tower Place viewed from ground below parapet near water tower place sign

Nestled on the Magnificent Mile is a Chicago landmark known as Water Tower Place.

This eight-story mall welcomes thousands of shoppers every year. It’s a one-stop destination featuring more than 100 stores, enticing restaurants, and even a live theater.

Highlights include:


Voted the “Best Candy Store in Illinois” by Food Network MagazineCandyality boasts that it’s more than just a corner candy store. When Chicago native Terese McDonald opened the shop in 2007, she created a whimsical atmosphere by drawing on her childhood memories such as the penny candy counter at the local five and dime. Terese offers something for everyone, and choices include chocolate rocks, sour cola bottles, and giant pecan turtles.

Johnston & Murphy 

Established inside William Dudley’s Newark home in 1850, Johnston & Murphy quickly found its “footing” inside the White House when the shoemakers designed shoes for President Fillmore. The company has made shoes for every President since, and today it has stores in several cities. In addition to high-quality footwear, the selection also includes men’s and women’s clothing such as blazers, dresses, and sweaters. 

Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch 

Found on level 7, Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch celebrates the Hall of Fame broadcaster’s love of Chicago sports, great food, and his fans. The friendly servers often greet regulars by name. The dining room features exposed brick, picture windows, and televisions so guests never miss a minute of the big game. The chefs make the meals from fresh ingredients, and they’re famous for their juicy burgers. Choices include Southern Comfort, Bird on a Biscuit, and Holy Cow! (a customer favorite). All pair well with the garlic butter fries and strawberries and cream shake. 

Water Tower Place is less than fifteen minutes from 215 West Apartments. To call our community home, please contact our leasing agents. They would love to give you a tour where you can see all we have to offer. 

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