Beatrix Market is expanding. This spring, The Loop welcomes a third location of the Lettuce Entertain You healthy restaurant concept, which offers a wide selection of items for those with dietary restrictions. From self-serve salad, soup, a coffee bar and a hot food bar to chef-prepared sandwiches and snacks and the inviting Chocolate Closet, options are downright delectable. Meetings and events can also take advantage of complimentary planning services as well as enjoy a venue with fast-casual vibes and a local focus. Beatrix Market seats 50 and is available for full buyouts.

While it may not feel like it, with freezing temperatures and snow still forecasted for this week, summer will be here before we know it. There’s no better time to take advantage of the gorgeous weather than by holding an event on one of the state’s best rooftops. Here, six ideas to consider as you plan for the coming months.

Five & Dime, Evanston

 

Sponsored by Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Introducing Mystic Laker Center—giving success a new perspective. With 70,000 square feet of sophisticated space, an abundance of natural light, and stunning golf course views, Mystic Lake Center is perfect for meetings, corporate events, galas and more. It joins Mystic Lake Casino Hotel to form the only full-service resort in the Twin Cities, including 766 hotel rooms and suites, making it one of the largest hotels in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

 

Woodfield Mall, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, and more attractive meeting and event spaces make this northwest suburb a destination in itself.