"People have been beating down the door, trying to get in to
the store, while we were setting up." said Lindsay Gaskins, CEO.
There's excitement in the air and
give aways galore all day. So
come on up to the 4th floor and cool your heels in downtown Chi
Town at Water Tower Place.
It's a great day to explore a fun new store.
ChiIL Mama interviewed Lindsay, met the big brainy
mascot, Albert, and took a video tour around the store at the press
opening yesterday. We'll have that footage up for you
later this morning. In our upcoming video, Lindsay
expounds on how Marbles differs from big box toy store, talks about
her candy company wife and how their nephew insists that between
the toy and treat connections, they're the coolest aunts a kid
could ever want. She also has an in home toy tester, in
the form of an adorable one year old daughter.
We even ran into local Mom and WTTW
Celeb, Miss Lori, and her
youngest daughter, who were happily playing games and shopping
together at Marbles: the Brain Store. Her daughter's
8 and entering 3rd grade, like ChiIL Mama's
Are you losing your marbles trying to keep the boredom at bay and
keep your kids interested in learning over the summer?
Marbles: the Brain Store can help
make growing your brain fun again. Come on downtown
and make a whole day of it.
Check out Broadway in Chicago's hilarious
gender defying musical, Pinkalicious, with a larger than life
heroine and boys who aren't afraid to wear pink. It's
like Hairspray for kids. Explore the
world of American Girl Dolls and check
outThe Lego Store. Water Tower Place
is not just for the boring grownups anymore. ChiIL
Mama has a review of Pinkaliciouscoming up
imminently, and a big, photo filled feature onAmerican Girl
Place shortly thereafter. Friday, when
Sagezilla and I saw Pinkalicious, we ended
our girls day out at the theatre with lunch
at Cheesecake Factory. We both love the
quirky, spiral decor and the delicious food.
*Remember, Marbles at Water Tower Place is running
great give aways all day, for their grand opening, if you're
heading out for a downtown adventure TODAY.
MARBLES: THE BRAIN STORE OPENS SIXTH CHICAGO-AREA
LOCATION AT WATER TOWER PLACE
Marbles: The Brain Store, a popular specialty retailer
offering creative and brainy games, toys and gifts for all ages,
today announced the grand opening of its sixth Chicago-area
location at Water Tower Place on the city's Magnificent Mile.
Designed to encourage customers to "play their way to a healthier
brain," this one-of-a-kind retailer offers a unique assortment of
fun and wildly addictive games, puzzles, brainteasers, trivia and
activity sets as well as scientifically-acclaimed software and
Founded three years ago in Chicago, Marbles: The Brain Store
offers a unique collection of handpicked, expert-tested products
designed to strengthen and entertain the brain. Marbles' mission is
to make the shopping experience enjoyable and interesting in a
uniquely interactive store environment. Customers are encouraged to
roll up their sleeves and interact with Marbles' enthusiastic team
of brain coaches to play
puzzles, check out the
latest software and flip
through books to find the
right products for them. Marbles attracts a diverse range of
shoppers including parents, teachers, therapists, caregivers,
students, baby boomers and seniors.
Shopping at Marbles is fun, informative and
hands-on. Customers can try products in-store
and the sales team, called "brain
coaches", are well- trained on matters of the
brain to help with product recommendations.
Other Chicago-area Marbles: The Brain Store locations
• Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL
• Old Orchard Shopping Center,
Skokie, IL 60077
• Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL
• Downtown Naperville, Naperville,
• Downtown Chicago on Grand Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60611
A full list of locations, wide product assortment and the
latest news and research on brain health is available at
Additional information about Water Tower Place is available
Come on in and check 'em out! The doors are
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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