BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT WITH THE KIDS - 2010
Midtown Global Market
The food court is the playground is the flower shop is the coffeehouse is the jewelry store is the multicultural gabfest with a soccer match on the TV overhead. For kids, Midtown Global Market is an endless adventure down aisles that can feel part souk, part spa, part cantina, with a slice of pizza, a gyro, or a taco waiting at the end. It's the perfect distillation of Lake Street's entrepreneurial immigrant surroundings, with 50 shops and stalls under one roof, plenty of free covered parking next door, and a link to the Midtown Greenway bike path out back. True to its mission since it was founded in 2006, MGM also works hard to be an anchor for the neighborhood, offering family nights, craft fairs, dance classes, and live music.