This Week: MCM Grand

Grand Avenue in West Town is rapidly developing into another furniture / design destination. Salvage house Urban Remains just moved next door to Post 27, Julia Buckingham Edelmann is opening a new shop and of course, there’s MCM Grand, which would be worth a special trip even if it weren’t surrounded by so many great showrooms. The mid-century modern mecca wasn’t open when I stopped in one recent Monday, but owner Brandon McCleskey invited me in to look around, which means I had the entire space to myself! McCleskey specializes in “20th century furniture, lighting, and decorative arts encompassing a a range of styles including but not limited to, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, and Danish Modern,” and he rents space to like-minded dealers. The result is a cohesive, curated showroom that should be on any mid-century modern enthusiast’s destination list.

MCM Grand. 2219 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. 312.666.3376.

Fiber artist Fiber artist Shirley Engelstein’s work is spectacular.

Fiber artist Shirley Engelstein created this piece with a copy of the Watergate tapes.

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6 Responses to “This Week: MCM Grand”

  1. great press for grand avenue in west town tate.

    fyi; i am opening next door to julia edelmann any day; SG GRAND, having an opening 6/18, hope you can come

  2. Work is just around the corner, I could hop over to these places at the end of the day. How exciting! Chicago has been nothing but spectacular so far!

  3. Stunnning! Thanks for these droolable décors.

  4. MCM – clearly it’s too late at night for me to be reading e-mails. I read this not as Mid Century Modern, but as the Roman numeral for 1900, so I figured, “OK, 20th Century decor is now ‘historic’.” Yes, MCM Grand lives up to its name. I will have to rent an extra-large car when I come across the border for a visit, to bring home everything I’d like to buy there. Nighty-night everyone.

  5. Very chic, well edited, and enticing. I think I would buy about 20 pieces off of you wonderful photos alone. I am really loving the arm flexing light. LOVE THAT!!! Best of luck. It seems like a great shop. Can’t wait to check it out.

  6. Inspirational photos – looks like it’s time for another Grand Avenue shopping trip!