Profile Property: 1500 West Carroll

Looking for office space? Wanna join Limitless Coffee, Breather, and others in this timber loft building built in 1889. Check out 1500 West Carroll!

The building offers on-site parking, bike parking, a roof-top deck with views of Chicago’s skyline, a glass-walled penthouse lounge , and the top-of-building signage.

WCA Networking Event at The Press Room

Over 100 members and special guests attended WCA's networking event at the recently opened The Press Room. Guests enjoyed great wine and appetizers and networking on September 20th 2017. The Press Room is located at 1134 W. Washington Blvd, Lower Level below The Publishing House B&B. We would like to thank owners George, Shawn and Kimberly for hosting us. Photo Credit: Chris Hurd Photography

Akyzen IT Solutions Join the WCA!


Akyzen IT Solutions provides professional, responsive, and hassle-free IT Solutions that work exactly the way you want at a price you expect. Our suite of services include:

IT Managed Service

Our IT Managed Services help our clients rest assured, knowing that their network and devices are working efficiently as automated checks are happening throughout the day and night. IT Managed Services include workstation and server remote management, managed cloud services and cloud implementations, managed security, Anti-virus and Malware protection, backup and disaster recovery, and IT strategy.

Cloud Migration

We provision Cloud instances and migrate critical business data from outdated on-premise servers to the Cloud. Benefits of a Cloud migration include fast deployments, agility and innovation lets you quickly move forward, cost reduction by reducing on-premise infrastructure, pay-as-you-go allows you to pay only for the services you need at the time you need them, and most importantly, protect your data from on-premise disasters.

Staff Augmentation


We have vast experience in matching talented IT resources with corporate clients. All Akyzen personnel come from technical consulting backgrounds. We are experts at identifying resources with specific skills, and know how to translate a company’s resource requirements into a skillset description. Any company looking for the right resource for a full time, part time, permanent, or temporary IT position will benefit from our services.


Sal Alvarez

IT Director


Dayton Street Partners LLC

Dayton Street Partners, located at 355 W. Hubbard street is a niche commercial real estate investment and development firm focused on the acquisition and development of urban infill industrial, office and retail properties. 

With experience gained over many years, Dayton Street Partners knows the Chicagoland real estate market. Their portfolio stretches across the city, and Dayton Street has completed adaptive reuse buildings of all sizes, budgets, and character. The relationships they have built over time create a strong foundation for healthy business practices and allow them to thrive day in and day out in an industry that places such an emphasis on service, passion, and care. 

West Central Association is thrilled to have Dayton Street Partners join our team of eclectic Chicago businesses and looks forward to the years to come of business collaboration. 


Howard Wedren

Managing Principal

Dayton Street Partners

350 West Hubbard Street

Suite 222

Chicago, Illinois 60654

P:  312.917.1200

honeygrow Opens August 4th - First 100 Get Free..


DATE: Friday, August 4th

TIME: 10:30AM

ADDRESS: 179 N Morgan St

PROMO: The first 100 guests will receive a FREE stir-fry or salad (so get there early!)

The Capone

The Capone

Philly-born stir-fry and salad restaurant, honeygrow, makes its Chicago debut in Fulton Market on August 4th at 10:30AM! Get there early—the first 100 guests at their 179 N Morgan St location will receive a free stir-fry or salad, such as their regional exclusive stir-fry, The Capone.

honeygrow’s proprietary kiosk ordering system allows you to fully customize your meal, offering the ability to create-your-own stir-fry, salad and/or honeybar—each made up of expertly prepared ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Their Fulton Market location also features a vibrant mural created by Chicago-based artist, Julie Murphy. They will be open 10:30AM-10:00PM daily, and will offer advance ordering via their mobile app (available now for iOS and Android).

Town Cutler to Bring Artisan Knives, Accessories and Services to Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood


Town Cutler, San Francisco’s Premier Purveyor of Professional-Quality Knives and Sharpening
Services, to Open Chicago Retail Store in Late Summer 2017

Chicago, IL (July 12, 2017) – Town Cutler, the Bay Area’s premier purveyor of professional quality handmade knives and sharpening services, is pleased to announce the opening of its
second storefront, located in Chicago’s thriving West Loop neighborhood in late summer 2017.
Located at 1116 W. Madison St., Town Cutler will offer the city’s chefs, kitchenware consumers
and knife enthusiasts the finest cutlery, enduring handmade goods and expert sharpening

Owner Galen Garretson spent 10 years working in professional kitchens before opening Town
Cutler in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood in 2011. The shop filled a much-needed niche
in the Bay Area, offering chefs and home cooks custom American-made knives, sharpening
classes and services, specialty kitchen tools, knife rolls and more. Garretson aims to provide
Chicagoans with the same outstanding goods and services.

“We have had our sights set on Chicago for a while now, having spent a lot of time here and
watching the city’s reputation as a culinary capital grow throughout the years,” said Garretson.“ With such a robust and exciting food scene, we feel the city perfectly aligns with our commitment to enduring handmade goods.”

The 1250-square-foot shop’s design mimics Town Cutler’s artisan ethos, with a warehouse
décor of exposed brick walls, high wood-beam ceilings, concrete floors, a custom pulley knife
display and a raw steel counter running the length of the shop. Large windows overlook bustling Madison Street, home to Monteverde, MAD Social, Madison Bar + Kitchen, and more.
Garretson’s decision to launch Town Cutler’s flagship Chicago store on Madison Street marks
continued expansion of the West Loop’s culinary community beyond the bustling Fulton Market strip, pioneering commercial expansion in an up-and-coming and as-yet-untapped segment of the neighborhood. The opening also represents a significant expansion in artisan, restaurant quality cutlery and sharpening services, highly in demand among Chicago’s vibrant restaurant and home-chef communities.

Town Cutler will offer its own proprietary line of custom American-made knives, as well as
knives from a variety of Japanese makers, sharpening classes, same-day sharpening services,
knife rolls and tool storage, scabbards, sharpening stones, culinary tools and more. For more
information, visit or follow on Instagram @towncutler.

About Town Cutler
Town Cutler is the Bay Area's premier purveyor of professional-quality knives and sharpening
services. Owner Galen Garretson’s knives are custom-made and assembled by hand with
minimal machinery. In addition to teaching classes, Garretson sharpens knives and sells a
variety of specialty kitchen tools, knife rolls, scabbards, antique and vintage spoons, meat
testers and more.

For press information, contact:
Beth Hengeveld, Baltz & Company
Eliza Williams, Baltz & Company