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Merz Apothecary Closes Macy's Store, Moves to Palmer House

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Sep 1, 2010 6:30PM

merz_logo.gif Merz Apothecary, one of Lincoln Square's longest operating businesses, also had a store in Macy Fields for the past seven years.

Note the verb tense. A press release from Merz owner Anthony Qaiyum sent to the Chicagoist tips email reads that Merz is pulling up stakes at Macy's and moving to the Palmer House Hilton in November. "Given that our apothecary was established in Chicago in 1875, and that the Palmer House was opened in 1871, and reopened after the Great Chicago Fire in 1875, we could not pass up this opportunity to have two historical Chicago businesses at the same great location," Qaiyum wrote. "We're extremely excited!"

The new Merz storefront will be located east of the Palmer House's entrance at 17 E. Monroe.