Chicago - Streeterville: Magnificent Mile
A portion of Michigan Avenue, a north-south street in Chicago, starting just north of the Chicago River is referred to as the Magnificent Mile, or sometimes simply the Mag Mile. It contains a mixture of upscale department stores, restaurants, high-end retailers, office buildings and hotels, and caters primarily to tourists and the affluent. The area also has a high concentration of the city's major media firms and advertising agencies, including the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
Originally Michigan Avenue ran along the shore of Lake Michigan downtown just to the east of the Illinois Central Railroad, but natural and artificial land filling processes have moved the shoreline many blocks to the east.