Check back in a few minutes

Server Maintenance

Your server is going through a few minutes of routine maintenance. Please don't touch your browser for a few minutes.

What do I do?

  • If you were posting a comment or making a post on your blog then do not press BACK on your browser. Wait 5 minutes and press the refresh icon on your browser. Your comment or post will be sent as normal.
  • If you are browsing a blog here just wait a few moments and hit refresh. The page you were expecting will appear.

Business & Finance: Marts

A mart, in the modern sense, is a building so big that the armies of the U. S., China, Japan, Great Britain, Italy and all the girls who have danced with the Prince of Wales could easily hide in it.

In Chicago, there is the American Furniture Mart which sprawls over two square blocks on the shore of Lake Michigan. But it will soon be equalled and surpassed, for Chicago (the "I Will" city) refuses to stop building bigger and bigger.

Marshall Field & Co. (wholesale) has announced plans for a Merchandise Mart, with space...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!