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July 11 2021 Chicago Loop Alliance Sundays on State

State Street Pedestrian Counts Top 1M Per Week During July

July saw pedestrian visitors to State Street in the Loop surpass one million per week for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, the Chicago Loop Alliance reported Tuesday. The week ending August 1 saw 1,371,570 visitors; week ending July 25 saw 1,005,284 visitors; week ending July 18 saw 1,021,343 visitors; and week ending July 11 saw 1,004,227 visitors. 

Pedestrian activity on State Street overall in July hit its highest levels since before the pandemic, increasing to 66% of 2019 levels in the last week of the month. In addition to the Loop Alliance’s weekly Sundays on State events, Lollapalooza also contributed to higher pedestrian counts. 

“We are pleased to see, through our pedestrian data and attendee surveys, that all of our goals for Sundays on State are being met,” said Chicago Loop Alliance president and CEO Michael Edwards.  


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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