About Old Town Merchants and Residents Association

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Since our establishment in 1971, the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association (OTMRA) has served as the voice of the Old Town community advocating city services for businesses and residents. Working in partnership with our local aldermen, the OTMRA addresses issues concerning development in the neighborhood, streetscape maintenance, business development and promoting the neighborhood as a destination in Chicago.

The OTMRA also hosts regular social events, informational workshops, business roundtables and the Wells Street Art Festival every June.