Place Details

19 East

19 E 21st St
Chicago,  IL 60616

Phone: (312) 846-6610

19 East

With a history dating as far back as the 1800’s when the building belonged to The Chicago Illuminating Company, a predecessor of ComEd, the space boasts an urban, contemporary flair and reflects the resurgence of the South Loop neighborhood. Operated under the direction of Marta Michulka since 2004, the venue is noted for premier events including corporate and social, galas, weddings, product launches and film shoots.

19 East is now owned and managed by Food For Thought, Chicago's premium catering company. Marta Michulka will continue to operate the property and venue immediately adjacent at 2110 South Wabash Avenue. It will be marketed under the name of the Chicago Illuminating Company.

“I look forward to working with Food For Thought to leverage special event opportunities that showcase the unique qualities of both venues,” said Michulka.

Nancy Sharp, Food For Thought’s Chief Executive Officer, notes that the acquisition was a natural choice given the resurgence of the city’s Cultural Mile. “South Michigan Avenue has seen an explosion of growth in civic, retail, cultural and business development,” says Sharp. “What were once traditional manufacturing buildings, are now hosting the finest events in the city. We are thrilled to be a part of this South Loop renaissance, which has also attracted many prominent hoteliers and restaurateurs to the neighborhood. The investment into the Cultural Mile is the perfect representation of the Food For Thought brand,” adds Sharp.

19 East boasts 10,000 sq ft of customizable space. With its urban, contemporary flair, it's the perfect venue for social events, film shoots, & weddings.

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Parking: Street, Valet

Categories: Concert Venue, Event Planning, Event Venue

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Past Events

  • Tonight! Perse As Funk - Soulive Performed by Low Spark
    09:00 PM - 03/10/2017

    At 19 East

    In The Loop Presents - Perse As Funk - A Live Band Tribute to Soul Live Performed by Chicago's own Low Spark ~ Special Guest Support from ~ Daryn Alexus // Ju Late...

  • Quiet Clubbing
    09:00 PM - 03/04/2017

    At 19 East

    Quiet Clubbing is going to Chicago! In partnership with Festivus Live & In The Loop - We know this is going to be crazy that we are doing this Friday and Saturday...

  • Perse As Funk - A Tribute to the Music & Sounds of J Dilla
    09:00 PM - 02/10/2017

    At 19 East

    In The Loop Presents - Perse As Funk - A Live Band Tribute to The Music & Sounds of J Dilla Perse As Funk House Band Ft. Ralph Schaeffer - Drummer - Eryn Allen...

  • Malcolm London's House Party
    09:00 PM - 01/27/2017

    At 19 East

    In The Loop Presents Malcolm London's HOUSE PARTY 90'S ATTIRE - BEER PONG TOUNAMENT - PHOTO BOOTH - Performances by - DJ Oreo // Chante // Timmy V ++ SPECIAL...

  • Halloween PARTY
    08:00 PM - 10/31/2016

    At 19 East

    In the loop x The FDC Present: HALLOWEEN PARTY. (need we say more?) *********COSTUME CONTEST********* 1ST PLACE---- 2ND PLACE---- THRID PLACE PRIZES LIVE MUSIC...

  • Perfect Your Craft
    05:00 PM - 05/12/2016

    At 19 East

    The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders’ inaugural fundraising event, Perfect Your Craft, is a unique evening combining food, libations, and live...

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