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Merz Apothecary may be 135 years old, but it sure knows how to move quickly. After seven years of selling its homeopathic goods inside Macy's State Street location, the family-owned shop will move their Loop location to the Palmer House Hotel next Thursday, November 4th.
The apothecary opened inside of Macy's back in 2003 when it was still Marshall Fields, and remained at the location when Macy's took over. The space inside the hotel may be smaller than the department store's, but with five display windows and more walls to show product on, there are some serious upsides to it:
The new location at the historic hotel — on the first floor near the bellhop and the Starbucks — will expose the Chicago retailer to thousands of tourists a day, said Anthony Qaiyum, owner of Merz.
The Lincoln Square flagship, which has been in operation for 28 years since moving from its original North Side location, will remain in place, but there's one thing that shop won't be able to benefit from: travelers. When the new hotel store officially opens on November 11, visitors from across the world will now be able to shop for replacements for the bottles of toothpaste or shampoo swiped by airport security. They may have had their products seized, but at least they'll be able to head back with a new souvenir!
· Merz Apothecary moves to Palmer House [Chicago Breaking Business]