The People’s Pier wouldn’t be what it is without the multitude of locally-owned, small business retail offerings for guests to peruse, enjoy and shop at as they stroll through the Pier. During these trying times and through Navy Pier’s closure, we invite you to discover how the community can rally around and support the Pier’s small business partners virtually while we are unable to host guests.
Please consider supporting Best Gift Idea Ever’s COVID-19 GoFundMe page. At Best Gift Idea Ever, guests are able to find customized photos of letters that form words and names placed in picture frames. The store has created their GoFundMe in efforts to sustain business operations and if possible, give back to other small businesses in Chicago.
Family owned and operated since 1987, Chicago Sport & Novelty specializes in Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Fire and Chicago White Sox gear, as well as a great selection of city of Chicago merchandise. While we are all missing sports, purchase gear to show your spirit while sheltering at home through Etsy.
Explore this handcrafted shops’ Facebook page for inspiration and to put together your wish list from Cotacachi Handy Crafts.
This premiere caricature and face painting business is offering services even through the closure! They are selling digital portraits of people, their pets and houses, which can be emailed and printed at home. Please contact Lothar Speer to place your order (email@example.com) and add décor to your home.
Treat yourself to online shopping at Nakamol, a Chicago-based, handcrafted jewelry brand offering fashionable jewelry designs at reasonable prices. Visit their website today if you are in need of a few new accessories.
We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming Chicagoans and guests back to Navy Pier once this storm has passed. Until then, stay home, be safe – and remember, we are all in this together.